Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Day 24: When Lovers Meet

Image by George Hodan on PublicDomainPictures

If you're not familiar with the context of the above photo, here's an article about Love Locks.

When I first saw this prompt, I remembered my first lover. I recalled how we met and how things developed to the point when we crossed over from a dating couple to lovers. The sweet innocence of a first lover is certainly something that poets have written about throughout the ages. However, there are other less obvious ways we can view today's prompt. 

What happens when book lovers meet? Or perhaps music lovers? Nature lovers? Or even poetry lovers? It seems these days in the United States, there's a convention for a seemingly endless variety of lovers to gather - Comicon, Animazement, NekoCon, etc.

The Prompt

What sort of lover are you? Select a type of lover and free write about what happens when you encounter another lover like yourself. See where it takes you and what sort of poetic inspiration arises from it. Perhaps consider writing a Blitz Poem and see where the connections lead. This could turn into your poem for the day or maybe be a warmup to help you find some unexpected inspiration.

Word Prompts (types of lovers)

sexuality
books
music
nature
poetry

Remember, our prompts are only suggestions, you can find your inspiration wherever your muse leads you. Please visit the other participants, share the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo on social media, and share your link in the comments below. Let us know how this journey into poetry is going for you. 

I wish you words,
Amy McGrath

28 comments:

  1. a triquain from me :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/day-24-when-lovers-meet/

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  2. Ew, love locks. Sorry, but I'm not a fan. As someone who lived in Paris for nine years I can tell you that they facilitate illegal trade, cause structural damage to historic monuments, damage the environment, and propagate unhealthy ideas about love (love is not about entrapment!). Looking forward to writing my poem today but it definitely won't be about that...

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    1. Go on, rant in poetry form! :)

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    2. I love a good rant, hence my enthusiasm :)

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    3. interesting! i look forward to seeing what you write!

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  3. I'm amazed I can still find ink. Inspired by the prompt, though it may not seem like it: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/he-likes-mornings/

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  4. https://kryptic.blog/2017/10/24/be-stars/

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    1. There are a few songs I couldn't place, but I definitely had tunes in my head while reading your poem. Thank you for the music ;)

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  5. Day 24: "When Lovers Meet", #OctPoWriMo

    Attempted poetry form: Blitz

    The love depicted in my poem is defined by the love for knowledge which entwines the minds and then the souls of two individuals who are different from each other in all possible ways, except this insatiable quest for enlightenment of the mind.They meet accidentally but with the passage of time grow fond of each others company and meet almost regularly thereafter. The bond grows stronger and stronger and so does their love.

    Happy Reading!
    https://amritapauls.blogspot.in/2017/10/rendezvous-unparalleled-blitz-poem.html

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  6. I followed my muse to a strange place in a strange way:

    https://wordswithannie.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/jaded-gibberish/

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  7. http://missdragonlady.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-24-blitz-emotional-blitz.html

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  8. Day 24 blitz poem: The Song of the Hermit experiencewriting.com/2017/10/24/writober-day-24-strangers-at-the-door/
    The blitz poem was harder than I thought it would be.

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  9. I've never done a Blitz poem. Loved it. Here's mine

    https://stepstimestwo.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/love-of-one/

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  10. I didn't have time to research the form today. I did a free write instead. It's quite long, I apologise...

    http://www.awritersuniverse.com/2017/10/the-day-they-met.html

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  11. A love I love to share with others who share this love (confused yet?)lol Day 24's offering: http://tao-talk.com/2017/10/24/day-octwripomo-shared-love/

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    1. just had to adjust the lines, so if you saw the lines already in even lines, go check it out again

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  12. 2nd entry for the day. Had to try a blitz poem. It's also a submission for the daily post's daily prompt: http://tao-talk.com/2017/10/24/day-24-2-octwripomo-eyes-are-replaced-also-the-daily-prompt-trademark/

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  13. Posting for Sudha Reddy.

    Day 24 Prompt
    When lovers meet....
    It is a wonderful space where lovers meet.
    An essential human emotion, The physical love at the sensual level is often misunderstood .... for many things including a human connection like affection....


    LOVE

    Love is experienced as eternal and physical
    Love truly is freedom not a bond
    Love that strokes the strings inside
    Love is music and the dance
    Love that is eternal is only joyful
    Love that is physical could be painful
    Eternal love to be experienced deep inward
    Physical love to be felt at the sensuous level
    Intertwined into each other, the lovers meet
    Love is freedom and joy������sr

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  14. 'Chamber'
    https://medium.com/@tolu/chamber-84245a06d636 …
    #OctPoWriMo
    24/31

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  15. Today's Theme: When Lovers Meet


    The prompt asks us to consider types of lovers beyond the usual idea when we hear the word. I love to travel: alone, with one other person, in small groups, on tours. Discoveries and connections delight me.

    "Travelers" www.poemsbyannis.blogspot.com

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  16. BLITZ
    http://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.ca/2017/10/true-love.html

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  17. Didn't write about love locks in the end, but was rather inspired by the paintings of van Eyck that utilise mirrors: http://biancasbookblog.blogspot.nl/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-24-when-lovers-meet.html?m=1

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  18. A 2nd Post from Sudha Reddy:


    I missed the style required is blitz....I read about it and followed the instructions...hope this would work...
    I guess the title has to be 3 words....my choice would be —
    love meets knowledge is devotion

    Love knowledge devotion

    Love is eternal
    Love is physical
    Physical sensual
    Physical sensation
    Sensation is expression
    Sensation is emotion
    Emotion is inside
    Emotion is experience
    Experience the happiness
    Experience the joy
    Joy from within
    Joy to rejoice
    Rejoice the love
    Rejoice the loving
    Loving is giving
    Loving is offering
    Offering is prayer
    Offering oneself
    Oneself dissolved
    Oneself resolved
    Resolved other emotions
    Resolved into each other
    Each other for ever
    Each other always
    Always the pleasure
    Always not a measure
    Measure is not enough
    Measure is not love
    Love is never ending
    Love is infinite
    Infinite is the extent
    Infinite is love
    Love is unconditional
    Love is Devine
    Devine is Nature
    Devine in the Nature
    Nature existence
    Nature sustenance
    Sustenance of love
    Sustenance of life
    Life is to live
    Life is to explore
    Explore sexuality
    Explore knowledge
    Knowledge is devotion
    Knowledge is love
    Love....
    Devotion...😊💕🙏sr

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  19. https://mandibelle16.wordpress.com/2017/10/26/octpowrimo-day-24-poem-blitz-black-as-hurt-dverse-poetry-amwriting/

    I love this form today’s theme also includes ‘masks.’

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  20. My Day 24 poem - I had considered doing a Blitz but then this happened https://zwabisabi.blogspot.com/2017/10/la-vita-es-un-carnaval.html

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