Love in Ten Lines

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I’ve been invited by Marilyn Exconde of

an excellent artist and poet, to write about love. She has followed my blog from before it morphed into a poetry blog. Thank you Marilyn, for your continued support.

This effort to be gently guided by the rules below. I thought it might be fun. Of course, there are nominees. And yes, I am dragging you into this. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  If you choose to participate it just might be fun. Everyone has thoughts on love , right!ย  So here goes.


Write about love using only 10 lines.
Use โ€œloveโ€ in every line.
Each line can only be 4 words long.
Nominate 10 or so others who are up for the challenge.
Let them know about the challenge.
Title the post, Love in Ten Lines
Include a quote about loveย  (i choose to affix my own)


singular devotion this love
invades sinew this love

muddles thinking such love
fill senses such love

insatiable passion great love
unmatched yearning great love

hungry kisses heady love
pheromone fog heady love

bewitching attraction this love
no abating this love


“of all my loves
this one
powerless in its wake”



The following are my Nominees

Cheryl-Lynn at

ย  Celestine Nudanu at

Bastet at

Jen at

AB at

Janicead at

MMT at

Gillena at

Alice at

Traces of the soul at



18 responses to “Love in Ten Lines

  1. I’ve received the invitation. Honestly, I’m not sure I can write a poem with the word “love” in every line. I’ll have to meditate on it. Is there a deadline?


    • Nah! but I know what you mean. It took a while to complele. Only if you are up to it. I haven’t done one of these in a while..I was in mostly because it was a poem. ๐Ÿ™‚


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  4. Hi there! Quite a challenge – to use love in every line – and a four-word line, at that! My post is finally live, though. Thanks for thinking of me! Hope you don’t mind my not nominating anyone – all the people I know well enough to invite have already been claimed! ๐Ÿ˜›

    All the best —

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