This is a prompting Blog

My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Today's Prompt is BOOK OF LOVE

Today is Chapter four in the book of love.
Here is how it goes...

Chapters                         Forms of poetry
1) Parents                     1) Tanka
2) Siblings                    2) 15 words or less
3) Spouse                     3) Crapsey Cinquain
4) Children                    4) Acrostic
5) Friends                     5) Flash 55
6) Pets                          6) English Sonnet
7) Self                           7) Free Verse

The rules are ...
Once you use a form you can not use it again, we are looking to have all seven forms used in the book.
Once you use a chapter you can not use it again, all the chapters must be used.
You may use any form with any chapter as long as you do not repeat them.
Bandit and I are doing ours in the order given for both the chapters and the form.
So our book of love looks like this

1) Parents   A Tanka poem
2) Siblings  15 words or less
3) Spouse   A Crapsey Cinquain
4) Children   An Acrostic Poem
5) Friends  in a Flash 55
6) Pets   An English Sonnet
7) Self    A Free Verse
Chapter four
An Acrostic poem
Chubby cheeks when they are born,   
Handfulls at two and three,                
In the years to come they grow so fast,
Loving them, we set them free...            
Daring and dashing on their own,        
Reckless in love as can be                      
Engagement, marriage, they become      
New parents of cheeks so chubby            


  1. LOL for a childless mother, it was a hard one for me, but I think I did okay with it !

  2. I know what you mean. I like kids but I couldn't eat a whole one.

  3. This is so tender and beautiful. It reminds me of my grandchildren. I love your writing. This one really touches my heart.

  4. Thank you Susie, Your poems touch my whole being !