This is one fabulous prompt hosted by Laura Bloomsbury! I won’t copy all the instructions—you can click the link above and get the whole enchilada.
In brief, you choose one option of the poetry lines given by the host, and write a poem wherein every word of that line becomes the first word of each successive line in your poem. Your lines must follow the order of the chosen prompt line. (Although the host indicated a preference for at least 2 stanzas…I felt my poem only needed one.)
This is the line I chose, by Michael Drayton…with poem to follow:
“Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part”
Since delusion could serve me no more
There’s reality’s burden to contend with (stones/ashes)
No reciprocation of love…innocent, undemanding; and
Help was unhelpful, bramble’d path heart endlessly walked…
Come away with me anyway, you’re now ghost unfettered
Let us meet on equal realm…and finally, let
Us embrace, be a-whirl ‘mid deferred passion…
Kiss the breath I breathe while restless sleeping
And whisper words withheld sore-long…my Love
Part from me not, nor ever again!
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