Love Is In Da Blog 2021 ~ Hadrian & Antonius or Choose your Own & Prompt 26

Hello out there, are you rocking and rolling? I certainly seem to roll back to my childhood (again πŸ™‚ ). Probably a side-effect of my age. At 50 you probably want to know where you are coming from. What do you think?

You might not know it but Hadrian build a wall in Germany too. It’s called the Limes Germanicus or short Limes and I grew up on the roman side of that wall. There was a Roman Fort where my grandmother used to live and as young people school took us there to find out more. Apparently it was the biggest in the area and you can still see the foundations. We also visited a reconstruction of the Limes close by. I am not sure how the English Hadrian’s Wall was built but in Germany it seemed to have been one long and huge wooden fence with some watch towers.

But today is not about Hadrian’s building activities but about his love life. Looks like he had a love of his life which ended rather tragically. Antinous is said to have killed himself to keep his lover safe. If that is not true love I do not know what is. But you can find out more at the link in the prompt:

Hadrian & Antinous ~ Find a metal ballad about love and/or write a Rispetto poem about their love

or

Choose Your Own.

I found this interesting love metal ballad and if a band is called Red Earth I have to choose it πŸ˜‰

video credit: Iced Earth via YouTube

There was a lot of counting syllables and rhyming in today’s poetry form the Rispetto and this is my first try of one:

Hadrian & Antinous

These two men felt affection and love rose.

Together they travelled many a city.

However, often as much troubled fate goes

So great love and affection does go to pity.

The beautiful young man dies in the deep Nile.

Some might say it was a crime terribly vile.

But it was Hadrian’s reputations gain.

He won the people’s favour despite the pain.

Well, it was worth a try. Maybe I work on my handwriting so I can actually read what I rhymed πŸ˜‰

Never mind. Let’s check out tomorrow’s prompt:

Katniss & Peeta ~ Find a love song from the “Hunger Games” films and/or write a Tricubes poem about love

or

Choose Your Own

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
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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).

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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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