Love Is In Da Blog 2021 ~ Tristan & Iseult or Choose Your Own & Prompt 12

Hello, dear Love Is In Da Bloggers, how are you today? I hope you and yours are well and if not, that you have all the support you need. We are coming closer and closer to Valentine’s Day and while the sun is coming back with more and more power we had the winter hitting us hard.

I love February. While it is technically still winter February often offers some warm days in which you can get outside and enjoy nature a little less dressed up.

I used to have a ritual: I used the first warm February day to have a cup of coffee outside greeting mother nature. Maybe I start it again 😊. But I certainly have to wait for that a little while 😁.

I digress though and we better get on with today’s prompt:

Tristan & Iseult ~ Find a love folk song and/or write an Ae Freislighe about love


Choose your own.

It seems to me, that my dear Love Is In Da Bloggers are a bit shy to allow themselves to do their own despite my prompts. So to take away your fear of doing something ” wrong” (which can’t happen at LoIsInDaBl anyway) I add to all the prompts “Or Choose Your Own”. Yes, you have that freedom. That’s how this blog event rolls 😊.

So please go ahead and defy me 😁

I have a thing for all things mythical ever since I had to read parts of the German Niebelungenlied in old German. It was so much fun but I think I was the only one who enjoyed it in my class. I read the whole thing in the end just because I wanted to know how it ends. And Kriemhild getting her revenge was an interesting concept to me. Siegfried and Kriemhild could have been a great love story too. I might keep them for next time.

“The Mists of Avalon” introduced me to the Arthurian legends and Marion Zimmer Bradley’s interpretation of Tristan and Iseult’s love annoyed me a little. I can’t remember why. Maybe it’s just the fact that those two simply do not get a happy end. Sometimes I wish great love stories would be a little bit more happy. But maybe that’s just me.

I found a lovely musical version for a film about Tristan and Isolde by the Chieftains:

credit: chieftains via YouTube

How did you find writing a Ae Freislighe poem if you did it? I found it quite a fun challenge. You know, I do not like rhyming but I found this one a nice way of getting more used to it.

I hope I could encourage you to take part with my added “Choose your own” 😊

Let’s see what I managed:

Tristan & Iseult

Lo, was he her champion?

We only know their loving.

Dressed in nature’s campion

They ended up with nothing.

Found each other suddenly.

No, there was no lampion.

Very much the contrary.

Lo, was he her champion?

Looking forward to reading and listening to your entries 😘

Tomorrow, we go back to the cinema and to Russia. I couldn’t help but put Dr Zhivago and Lara as prompt. The film is a classic and I still want to read the book. Tomorrow’s prompt is:

Dr Zhivago & Lara ~ Find a “revolutionary” love song and/or write an Onegin Stanza about Zhivago and Lara


Choose Your Own.

Now dear Love Is In Da Bloggers

go, find music, write poetry

and have lots of fun!!!!

“Love Is In Da Blog” Rules/suggestions

  1. Join in! No matter where, when and with what. You missed the first day or week? Don’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 “Love Is In Da Blog” or “LoIsInDaBl” or “Love Is In Da Blog 21” 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 😉 ) as long as it is about “LOVE.”
  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 “Great 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: £421,666 of £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!

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