Love Is In Da Blog 2021 ~ The Butterfly Lovers & Prompt 10

Hello, dear Love is In Da Bloggers, there are some rather tragic love stories around, aren’t there? Today’s certainly hits that sad mark but what a beautiful and hopeful sign that love transcends into butterflies. I really loved that about todays story.

If you do not know what I am on about have a look here:

Today’s prompt is: 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)

I wanted to choose a pop song. Really I did. But then YouTube played me Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me To The End of Love” and I felt it fits the Butterfly Lovers so much that there is no pop song and no butterfly. But that’s what Love Is In Da Blog is all about: Our freedom to choose whatever we feel fits! So here, another of my favourite love songs that my husband doesn’t like πŸ˜‰

Video Credit: Leonard Cohen via YouTube

Sigh.

Blimey, there are so, so many poetry forms out there. I find it amazing that every culture seems to have their poetry style and likes. Using them makes me feel connected to all poets all over the world and throughout the time. A lovely feeling.

So here, my first go at a Gu Ti poem:

Butterfly Lovers

Travelling like a man

Zhu Meets Ling

Not knowing her as “She”

They become friends.

And she promises him

to marry her sister.

But finding out identity

He despairs

For she is spoken for

to another man

Soon he’s gone forever

but winds prevent

an unhappy marriage:

Butterflies from the grave.

This form is interesting and I will need some time to get to grips with it. But it was exciting to try it out and do my first steps. How did you fare?

Tomorrow we are back closer to our times with

Johnny Cash & June Carter ~ Find a country love song and/or write a Senryu about love

Now dear Love Is In Da Bloggers

go, find music, write poetry

and have lots of fun!!!!

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  4. No matter which music the prompt favours you create with it whatever you please, and whatever length you please (no pun intended πŸ˜‰ ) as long as it is about β€œLOVE.”
  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 won’t be two different posts and I hope it’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 β€œGreat Love Stories”

  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: Β£421,666 of Β£800,000 (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!

6 thoughts on “Love Is In Da Blog 2021 ~ The Butterfly Lovers & Prompt 10

  1. Cohen stated that Dance Me to the End of Love was inspired by the Holocaust. He heard or read or knew that in certain of the death camps beside the crematoria, a string quartet was pressed into performance while this horror was going on, and these people would meet the same fate and they had to play classical music while their fellow prisoners were being killed and burnt.

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