Poetry 101 Rehab: Couple

Do you miss the Writing 201: Poetry course by the Daily Post? Then join this blogging challenge, Poetry 101 Rehab, that will provide your poetry fix!

How It Works

Each Monday at 01:00 pm UTC I will publish a poetry prompt along with my response to it. You are invited to answer the prompt, twist it or ignore it; write a poem of your own or share a poem by another author.

I would love to hear about your inspiration, your creative process or other poetry related thoughts, but this is no way obligatory. Nothing is obligatory in this challenge, the idea is to get together, talk poetry and have fun!

How You Can Join

Anyone can participate, anytime you want. Publish your poetry post and add a link to it to the InLinkz link-up below my post, or share your link in a comment. Use the tag Poetry 101 Rehab, so we can find each other in the Reader.

I will act as your hostess, and I’ll be here for you to reply your comments, read your verses, like and comment. While my blog is the starting point for the challenge, do visit fellow poets in the link-up and chat to them on their blogs!


The Prompt: Couple

Adam and Eve

John and Jane

You and me


Is what we have


Or are we

One of many?

This week’s prompt is COUPLE. I went for an unadventurous interpretation of the word in the romantic sense, which is probably the first that comes to mind. But you can take a different way and write about another couple: maybe twins? Or a couple of drinks? I can’t wait for where your imagination will lead you! What will your take on the keyword COUPLE be? Blog about it in a poetry post and share your link below!


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Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

45 thoughts on “Poetry 101 Rehab: Couple”

    1. No need for guilty feelings, I’m happy enough to have you when the muse strikes 😉 Thank you for your kind words too, maybe too kind! Your contribution for this week is extremely smart, I love the central metaphor and the execution!

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  1. I decided again to share a poem (http://wp.me/p5BCD4-72) written to another prompt: Halloween. It’s about an older couple and the Cornish Allantide festival celebrated on the last day of October. There is a link on this page to the original publication, which was an audio file for the SFPA’s 2007 Online Halloween Poetry Reading. The creation of the poem was an interesting experience for me.

    I hope that you will enjoy “At Allantide”.


    1. Thank you for this. I do enjoy your poem a lot: it takes on extra resonance knowing the background of the creation of the poem and your inspiration for it. I feel honoured that you chose to shared it here!

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  2. I wrote two poems on this topic ( It gave me a lot to think about – thank you Mara 🙂 )

    Yesterday I wrote this one:
    I prefer this one because it means more to me.

    And today during school I wrote this one:
    In which I experimented with the use of capital letters.

    I would like to know which one do you prefer and why….
    Thanks to the ones who might find the time to answer me 🙂


    1. Wow, you’ve been very productive and wrote two very different poems, both of them great! Personally I prefer the first one because it appeals to me on the emotional level more; the second one is a playful experiment that works well too, but it strikes me as less intimate. So the first one it is 🙂


    1. Thank you a lot for tuning in and for sharing your lovely poem! I like tongue-in-cheek, and I like your piece a lot – the odd satisfaction of seeing the seeming perfection shatter at the end of your poem… Great!

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    1. I recommend writing poetry, no matter previous experience or skill! I’m no poet myself but I enjoy the practice a lot and like to get together with other bloggers who write poetry. I’m more than happy to see you joining in the fun too! You’re poem is a great entry/submission/whatamacallit 😀

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  3. Nice one.
    My entry for this week http://wp.me/s3EbHY-couple . I agonised a little (ok a lot) about what to write; started and trashed a few. Then realised that China would dictate my response so a brief Haiku was what fell out (being driven crazy by blocking and speed restrictions). Also inspired by a bronze statue I came across in a local park here in Guangzhuo. 🙂 Heid


    1. I very much appreciate that you’re taking part in the rehab – and in blogging in general – despite the difficulties that you’re having in China… Your response is just perfect. A perfect harmony 🙂


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