NaPoWriMo 5: Love (in the) Making

This prompt challenges you to find a poem, and then write a new poem that has the shape of the original, and in which every line starts with the first letter of the corresponding line in the original poem. AND has the same number of syllables in each line. WHEW! Here goes a playful one!

I chose “The Outlet” by Emily Dickinson:

My river runs to thee:  
Blue sea, wilt welcome me?  
My river waits reply.  
Oh sea, look graciously!  
I'll fetch thee brooks
From spotted nooks,—  
Say, sea,  
Take me!

Here is mine:

love (in the) making

milkshake, patty-cake, play
baker's man, rise and stay

mix a bit of batter
oh no! inside splattered!

in up it goes
few months it shows

see how
they grow?

©2021 Aya J. All Rights Reserved.

By Aya J

I am a writer, lover, wombtender + seeker of all things brave, especially a good story. My life is a work of art.

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