Love Is In Da Blog 2021 ~ Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo ~ Prompt 6

Hello out there, how do you like “Love Is In Da Blog 2021” so far? I am absolutely gobsmacked about your great support and participation. It is so much fun.

Today’s prompt

Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo ~ Find a Jazz love-song and/or write a Contrapuntal poem about Rivera & Kahlo

was rather fun. I enjoyed both the music search and trying out a new to me poetry form but have to admit I wasn’t particularly inspired by their love story. Even though I do not know why because it certainly was an tumultuous one. A couple of years ago I watched a documentary about Kahlo’s life and how both Rivera and Kahlo’s work influenced Mexican culture. She certainly was an inspired artist.

I was pondering why Rivera and Kahlo came together and worked my assumptions into the poem. Here are the two parts first:

Diego

She is so young and

deliciously alive but

I love her.

I hate her.

Only sometimes

it brings us closer.

Frida

I am an old soul and

sometimes feel dead inside.

I love him.

I hate him

only sometimes and

~ it tears us apart

These two parts come together in

Diego & Frida

She is so young and

I am an old soul and

Deliciously alive but

Sometimes feel dead inside.

I love her.

I love him.

I hate her.

I hate him.

Only sometimes.

Only sometimes and

it brings us closer.

~

It tears us apart.

I feel this was an exciting process to come to this poem. Will certainly use this form more often as it gives us the chance to explore a topic from different sides but bring it together into something new. How did you feel about the writing process?

But now to the music part. I love Jazz sometimes but am not a regular listener to it. This lady though made me move and sing along. Please let me know if you have heard of Postmodern Jukebox a band Robyn Adele Anderson is part of. Apparently, they did a successful cover of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” and she has a highly liked YouTube channel too. But enough words. Let’s get singing and dancing ๐Ÿ˜‰

video credit: Robyn Adele Anderson via YouTube

Tomorrow we’ll move around the globe again and back in time. This is tomorrows prompt:

Paris & Helen ~ Find a love song of war and/or write an ode to Helen & Paris

Let’s see what we can come up with ๐Ÿ™‚

Now dear Love Is In Da Bloggers

go, find music, write poetry

and have lots of fun!!!!

This year we top โ€œLove Is In Da Blogโ€. Iโ€™ve decided to combine music with poetry and offer a prompt to a theme. The theme is โ€œGreat Love Storiesโ€ and you can either find a song for the prompt, write a poem for the prompt or do both. Iโ€™ve chosen a list of exciting love stories and am offering some poetry forms that Iโ€™ve never tried before and you maybe neither. That is why I put the prompts on all my โ€œCome Away With Meโ€ posts in January so we have enough time to prepare. Find out about suggestions on how to take part and prompts here:

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!

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