A book to keep weekly entries for the Promptly Poetry Challenge
|PROMPT: Go to a book you love. Find a short line that strikes you.
Make that line the title of your poem.
Write a poem inspired by the line.
Then, after you’ve finished, change the title completely.
Somewhere at the bottom, place a note telling us the line and the source.
A minimum line count of eight, please.
When young, I had my choice of beaus.
My charms were good enough to please.
I’d never suffered loss or woes
And lived a life of wealth and ease.
He swept me off my feet with words
That messed my mind and touched my heart.
I only heard the singing birds
And thought he was a work of art.
He bent his knee beneath a tree
To pledge his troth and promise much.
In truth, he never cared for me.
At most, I was a useful crutch.
I learned too late his wicked ways.
I’ll pay until the end of days.
Inspiration line: “Reader, I married him” from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte