Love in Ten Lines Challenge

The incredibly talented and prolific blogger at Crumpled Paper Cranes was kind enough to invite me to join the “Love in Ten Lines” poetry challenge. The guidelines, for anyone else who would like to try are:

1. Write about love using only ten lines.
2. Use “love” in every line.
3. Each line can only be 4 words long (argh).
4. Nominate around ten others who would be interested in the challenge.
5. Let ’em know you nominated them.
6. Title the post “Love in Ten Lines.”
7. Include a quote ’bout love.

It seemed easy enough, but the restrictions were somewhat difficult to work with. Anyways, this is what I managed to put together:

Blinding

In raindrops love falls,
Love in torrential sheets,
Plummeting, pouring, love pounds
Love into porous soil.

Love on heart-shaped balloons,
Hovering, love is heaviest
Bending, breaking love seizes.

Love above and under,
Love casting sunset shadows,
Blind, love is light.

Nominations:
1. The Accidental Poet
2. Simple Obsession
3. The New Word Mechanic
4. The Hut Owner Blog
5. Shane Douglas Keene
6. Bluechuckles
7. The Big House and Other Stories
8. Gabriel to Earth
9. Evolve Origin 2
10. In Noir Velvet

All of these blogs are wonderful and their authors have given me great insight and feedback on my own writing. I look forward to seeing the directions they take this challenge in.
Anyone can join in if they’d like though. If you come across this post and want to try it yourself I’d love to see what you write! Just comment with the link to your post.

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15 thoughts on “Love in Ten Lines Challenge

  1. I had fun with this:

    Like Olive Valleys Evolving
    Life Often Views Eros
    For love is revolving
    Around love’s delicate moss

    Love is a flower
    Watered with loves hand
    Full of love’s power
    Love is our command

    Image for this love?
    -Hand within a glove.

    I cheated and used love implanted. I even got one backwards. Didn’t improve it much though.
    All the best
    Opher

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  2. Here are some thoughts on LOVE:

    Many times we we feel the love in our daily lives.
    Sometimes we feel love lift our heart.
    A few times we understand that love is how we share ourselves with others
    Love is laughing with your family; but also sharing their pain
    Love is listening to your own heart; but also connecting with others
    Love is watching a new born enter the world; but also mourning a loved one as they leave
    Love is sharing
    Love is caring
    Love Is leaving each moment like it’s your last!
    Love!

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  3. http://wp.me/p5uz1f-3f for rjluti This might be my link to my post. I am new to blogging. You found me once. Perhaps, others will too. Thanks for sharing.

    Many times we think we feel the love in our daily lives.
    Sometimes we feel love lift our heart.
    A few times we understand that love is how we share ourselves with others
    Love is laughing with your family; but also sharing their pain
    Love is listening to your own heart; but also connecting with others
    Love is watching a new born enter the world; but also mourning a loved one as they leave
    Love is sharing
    Love is caring
    Love s living each moment like it’s your last!
    Love!

    Liked by 1 person

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