Love Is In Da Blog 2021 ~ Bonnie & Clyde & Prompt 8

Hello dear Love Is In Da Bloggers, you rock! Thanks for one week of brilliant poetry and music. So much diversity and variety. You are awesome.

Today we deal with a murderous couple:

Bonnie & Clyde ~ Find a Blues love song and/or write a Nonet about doomed love

I think I might have to deal with a minor childhood trauma here. When I was 9 or 10 years old, we went on holiday to the black forest. It was my parents and my grandparents and us children. My parents went out to have some fun while my grandmother looked after us. She loved it and spoilt us rotten when she could.

On this evening she allowed us to watch “Bonnie & Clyde”. It was the version with Faye Dunaway. I was mesmerized by her but when they get shot at the end of the film I literally got traumatised. Of course, I knew it was just a film but I used to live and breathe the films I watched and that bloodbath isn’t for soft nerves I would say. Or did my imagination make it more gory than it was? And is it just me, or does her name sound like “Done Away”???? Oh my, I get more and more down the blood smeared paths. Better do some poetry, shall we?

I challenged us to write a nonet and here is my proposal ๐Ÿ™‚

Bonnie & Clyde

She meet him when she was very young.

Tempted by her sweet innocence

But innocent she was not.

Loving the excitement.

Here they go again:

Crazy about each

Other but their

Love is


Yep, that’s basically it. No frills. No nonsense. Just some words and now some blues music:

Ok, this is not your usual love song. But it’s blues. And it’s about physical love. And it’s about someone bad. Fits all, doesn’t it? Here we go ๐Ÿ˜‰

video source: LyricsMania via YouTube

We have challenged ourselves quite a lot so far, I find, and that is why I put “Choose your Own” once a week throughout “Love Is In Da Blog 2021”. So let’s get crazy….

Tomorrow’s prompt is:

Choose your own

Now dear Love Is In Da Bloggers

go, find music, write poetry

and have lots of fun!!!!

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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

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

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