Golden Shovel No. 1

Apparently, all I’m doing lately is posting based on other people’s prompts haha and I’m ok with that!

Monty has created a poetry prompt for all of us to follow along with. Here are his rules, which you can find in his post which also gives an example:

Here are the rules:

1) Take a line (or lines) from an existing poem (I’ll provide this as the prompt for the week)

2) Use each word in the line (or lines) as an end word in your poem.

3) Keep the end words in order.

4) The new poem does not have to be about the same subject as the poem that offers the end words.

5) Make sure to credit the poet who originally wrote the line (or lines) and link to my prompt post.

6. Have fun! If the rules are too rigid for what your muse is calling for then break them!

This week is his first prompt, and here is the line he provided for us:

“Time says hush. By the gong of time you live.”

The Gong of Time – Carl Sandburg

And here is my attempt at playing along!

It’s just now about that time
He leans close as he says
Drowsiness fills the apartment with a hush.
Car keys, purse, and coat close by
Ignored for more moments in the
Embrace of one causing my heart to gong
It’s been so long since a flutter of
Butterflies has spent so much time
Purely a genuine reflection of you
A moment in which to always live.

Thanks for the inspiration Monty!

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