Another month is passing by. Wrapped in layers most of the time, I gingerly take down my Valentine decorations. One last piece remains, a sentiment of love that spans a decade.
Love is the essence of life. It is the glue that binds families together through happiness, challenges, and sorrow. "Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. (Song of Solomon 8:7) Love embraces life while withstanding shifting sands. Reminded of life's enduring love this morning, I collect a tapestry of thoughts to create a poem, Love Never Fails.
I thank the following poets, Linda Baie, Mary Lee Hahn, Michelle Kogan, Kay Jernigan McGriff, Heidi Mordhorst, and Donnna Smith, who are unaware of my mystery poem. I lifted one line from each of their poems created for yesterday's challenge in Laura Shovan's 10th Annual February Poetry Project. The following penned poem is a designed for the Poetry Sisters' February Challenge, an Exquisite Corpse poem.
Linda: blew a kiss and whispered - Mary Lee: knowledge was - Michelle: Words will turn actions around - Kay: it is somewhere between - Heidi: thick and warm as woolen coats - Donna: And how it all begins again
Thank you, Poetry Sisters, for inviting the Poetry Friday community to play in your sandbox each month. I did take the opportunity to indulge in quite a bit of wiggle room when creating an Exquisite Corpse poem. While I did not speak directly to the colleagues listed above, we do communicate daily when working on Laura Shovan's daily poetry writing challenge. I'm signing off with the hashtag, #PoetryPals that will be seen on social media.
Carol, you definitely 'play well with others' in the poetic sandbox. I love your upcycled love poem. :)ReplyDelete
Time to leave our wonderful February Love, Carol. Thank you for this special post! ❤️ ❤️ReplyDelete
You can always rely on the coat off my back, Carol. Thanks for the honor of including me!ReplyDelete
Love never fails, indeed. This is such a lovely collection of lines to make a beautiful poem, sprinkled with love from your friends. Very nice!ReplyDelete
"happily ever after as thick as woolen coats" that just sounds wonderful and lovely and perfect.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful tribute gift to poetry friends! Thank you!ReplyDelete
Oh, Carol, that's another good way to do an Exquisite Corpse - borrowing a line instead of having everyone write one. Knowledge being turned into "happily ever after" has to be my favorite line of all. It sounds vaguely reminiscent of the Christian Creation story - a tree of All Knowledge - but with a better outcome, a happily ever after. Love it!ReplyDelete
Carol, I love those quotations you started with. What a loving idea to take lines from your friend's poems and turn them into another beautiful poem. I especially love these lines in your love poem "When I leaped over the moon Knowledge was turned into happily ever after, Thick and warm as woolen coats." Thank you for sharing and for your inspiration.ReplyDelete
Fun! I especially love Knowledge was Turned into happily ever after. Something about that turn from rational to emotional is super appealing to me. I love the enthusiasm with which you tackle the different challenges!ReplyDelete