Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #7 for My Valentine
It’s week 7 of the Paint Chip Poetry Prompt and it’s Valentine’s Day. I’m tickled that there are some Valentine’s appropriate words in the mix, and they do say home is where the heart is. So be a dear and play along. It would make my Valentine’s Day.
The prompt words today are tea leaves, bone, deep-sea vent, quicksand, maraschino, wisdom tooth, and love potion. Because I love you all, I’m making it easy today. You only need to use two of the prompt words in your poem, though you are free to use them all, if you dare.
The theme is there’s no place like home, but remember you don’t have to include any of the theme words in your poem, just the concept.
Here’s My Poem
I decided to write a tanka today, which is like a haiku for poets who can’t stop at three lines.
I fell like quicksand
Into the deep-sea vent of
Your heart, now my home
No love potion was required
No tea leaves did I inquire
Are you ready to play? Write your poem in response to the prompt. You can try to write a tanka, free verse, or anything you desire. Post it in the comments, or on your own blog and put a link in the comments. It would warm my heart today if you would join in the game.
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For My Valentine
Valentine’s Day arrived right on cue
Each passing year our love sparks anew
Reading our tea leaves always comes natural
Our minds act as one, avoiding any spectacle
Togetherness provides us our special love potion
While distance between us creates a different emotion
Inhaling each other’s love with a passion that will not stop
Like devouring a sundae, with a maraschino cherry on top
With the tenacity of quicksand your love pulls me in
Given the opportunity, yes, I would do it all again
Restaurants, mountain tops, or parks to go play
Are among the places to visit on this special day
So, I asked My Valentine where we should go
To which she replied, “there’s no place like home”
With this acknowledgement now bestowed
I’ll love you forever, this I do know
Beautiful! I hope you shared it with Patti.
I made sure she got a copy before I posted.
I missed this on valentines day.