Poem A Day: November 19-20


Almost three weeks into the  Writer’s Digest 2013 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge and I’m still hanging in there!

November 19, 2013
Prompt: “Two for Tuesday” 1. Write a love poem. Or … 2. Write an anti-love poem.

November 20, 2013
Prompt: Take the phrase “Always (blank),” replace the blank with a new word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

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c.b.w. 2013


10 thoughts on “Poem A Day: November 19-20

  1. Your love poem was not the usual sort. I like the way you spoke of falling in love as a ‘thud’. Sometimes, it is a thudding of the heart. There’s something to growing ‘in love’, too. Funny how my relationship with Hubby was a bit of both, beginning with that first rapid thudding of the heart upon our first meeting. Then there was a bit of a pause – he went up north to work for a couple of months, during which he never called. I thought it had been a momentary fling for him, but when he returned, our love was rekindled and grew to the relationship it is today – 38 years after our first meeting. 🙂

    ‘Always shifting’, perfect description of time. 🙂


    • I wanted to write a different sort of love poem. I was inspired by an article I read many years ago (which recently came up in a conversation) about how that initial high of romantic love is not sustainable from biological standpoint – our brains aren’t built to handle it over a long period of time. Some people are able to adjust and adopt “being in love” while others are addicted to the jolt of falling in love. I have to say, I’m pretty happy being in love without the drama!

      38 year! Wow. That is fantastic!


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