Love Is In Da Blog 2021 ~ Choose Your Own & Prompt 2

Sorry, I didn’t check the schedule time and so this one was late ๐Ÿ˜”

Hello dear Love Is In Da Bloggers, I am so looking forward to your posts today but as this is a world-wide blog event I am posting tomorrows prompt already to make sure those in earlier time zones have enough time to take part too. But that comes a little later.

First my answer to yesterday’s prompts “Choose Your Own“.

Not sure if everybody thinks their partnership is a great love story but I think ours is. We met at a time when neither of us wanted a relationship but we just could not stay away from each other. And it works for more than 10 years struggles and all. So I wrote a little haiku-like poem about it.

Summer & winter

The seasons change as do we

Our wedding rings.

The song I chose is not a love song as such but by a musician I very much like at the moment. Her name is Ajeet and she makes wonderful calming and healing music. This one is “Kiss the Earth/La Luna” and it says on YouTube about it:

This is a song to connect to the moon, to the grandmother guiding wisdom. It is a song of love, letting go, and embracing the wisdom and magical mystery of life.

I believe our lives are a great love story with the earth. We just need to remember it.

video credit: Ajeet via spiritual journey on YouTube

So what are we up to tomorrow?

Romeo & Juliet ~ Find a love song and/or write a Madrigal about them.

Can you do great love stories without Romeo & Juliet? No matter how much a cliche those two might be, I feel you can’t do it without them. Maybe you’ll find a parody to work with if you despise them. Or you just enjoy and old well-known story. No matter what, feel free to make what you want with this one.

I think I have chosen some challenging poetic forms. Well, I was challenged quite a bit because I chose some forms that need rhyming and rhyming ain’t my thing. But I also found it utterly fun to try myself out with these. So if you want to do your own thing because its just that bit out of your comfort zone, please go for it. This is supposed to be fun not a chore.

Please link tomorrows post back to tomorrows post and leave a comment so we can go and visit yours no matter on which platform you blog.

So over to the suggestions on how to take part and all the prompts for the whole month.

โ€œLove Is In Da Blogโ€ Rules/suggestions

  1. Join in! No matter where, when and with what. You missed the first day or week? Donโ€™t worry. Just jump in when it suits you.
  2. Send us the link! The ping-back option does not always work so please leave a link in the comments of the post on the day you take part.
  3. Tag your post either with โ€œLove Is In Da Blogโ€ or โ€œLoIsInDaBlโ€ or โ€œLove Is In Da Blog 21โ€ or #LoIsInDaBl21. You can also use these as hashtags for Twitter and other Social Networks to give your post more exposure.
  4. No matter which music the prompt favours you create with it whatever you please, and whatever length you please (no pun intended ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) as long as it is about โ€œLOVE.โ€
  5. I post the prompt post the day before which is connected with the music for that day so you have some time to make up your mind and create your post. There wonโ€™t be two different posts and I hope itโ€™s not too confusing.
  6. If you like, use this picture for your readers to find the posts.

Prompt List for Love Is In Da Blog 2021 โ€œGreat Love Storiesโ€

  1. Choose your own
  2. Romeo & Juliet ~ Find a love song and/or write a Madrigal about them.
  3. Casablanca ~ Find an unusual version of “As Time Goes By” and/or write an Acrostic with this song title
  4. Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal (Taj Mahal) ~ Find a Bollywood song and/or write an Epitaph for lovers
  5. Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo ~ Find a Jazz love-song and/or write a Contrapuntal poem about Rivera & Kahlo
  6. Paris & Helen ~ Find a love song of war and/or write an ode to Helen & Paris
  7. Bonnie & Clyde ~ Find a Blues love song and/or write a Nonet about doomed love
  8. Choose your own
  9. The Butterfly Lovers ~ Find a pop love song with a butterfly in it and/or write a Gu Ti poem (second form in the article)
  10. Johnny Cash & June Carter ~ Find a country love song and/or write a Senryu about love
  11. Tristan & Iseult ~ Find a love folk song and/or write an Ae Freislighe about love
  12. Dr Zhivago & Lara ~ Find a “revolutionary” love song and/or write an Onegin Stanza about Zhivago and Lara
  13. Orpheus & Eurydice ~ Find a singer/songwriter song about love and/or write an Ovillejo poem about love
  14. Niulang and Zhinu (Cowherd and Weaver Girl) ~ Find a Valentine’s song and/or write a Sijo poem about love.
  15. Choose your own
  16. Pretty Woman ~ Find a great opera love song and/or write a Bop poem about Edwards & Vivienne’s love
  17. Cleopatra & Mark Antony ~ Find a 50’s love song and/or write a Descord Poem about love
  18. Elizabeth Bennett & Mr. Darcy ~ Find a love themed piece of music from the romantic era and/or write a romantic poem.
  19. Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas ~ Find a chanson about love and/or write a Lai poem about Gertrude & Alice
  20. Sisi & Franz ~ Find an acapella Love song and/or write a Sestina poem about Sisi & Franz
  21. Lancelot & Guinevere ~ Find a love rock song and/or write a Hir a Thoddaid poem about love
  22. Choose your own
  23. Aragorn and Arwen ~ Find a classical love piece and/or write a poem in your own invented language (With translation please )
  24. Jackie Kennedy & Aristotle Onassis ~ Find a love song from 1968 and/or write a free verse poem about love
  25. Hadrian & Antinous ~ Find a metal ballad about love and/or write a Rispetto poem about their love
  26. Katniss & Peeta ~ Find a love song from the “Hunger Games” films and/or write a Tricubes poem about love
  27. Dante & Beatrice ~ Find an Italian love song and/or write a Palindrome poem about love
  28. Clara & Esteban (House of Spirits) ~ Find an exotic love song and/or write a Katauta poem
Image of river landscape with quote about breast cancer by Molly Irivins

Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow some same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. So far the campaign has raised about half the amount needed: ยฃ421,666 of ยฃ800,000 (January 2021).

Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

Thanks, my dears, for staying with me until the end.

I appreciate your presence.

Please stay safe, stay kind and remember that you rock!

4 thoughts on “Love Is In Da Blog 2021 ~ Choose Your Own & Prompt 2

    1. You are doing just fine. โ™ฅ๏ธ You can put the link back. If someone who isn’t signed up follows the link they just get the sign-up mention. ๐Ÿ˜Š You could add a message telling ppl they have to sign up if they want to read and the reason. And link in comment is just fine too.๐Ÿ˜˜ Looking forward to reading your post. Just having a late breakfast ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ

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