The Taboo Poem Revealed

Click the image for today’s National Poetry Month Tour stop!

Last Friday, I challenged my readers to comment with one line of poetry about romance, without using that word or five others — LOVE, BURNING, PASSION, SWEET, HEART.

I’ve given it a tentative title, but the rest was your creation:

First Sight, Love

Can we defy expectations, and have this part never end?
winding around me like ivy
gently pushing through the wall i built up
Stealthy, unexpected, brilliant, bright. The surprise of a star, a first kiss
yearning for your touch
the bliss of a kissโ€ฆ
Words spoken, yet
nothing said, glances
lock, then lost
The promise of promises yet to come

Thanks to the following for their contributions:

Rhapsody in Books
Necromancy Never Pays
Diary of an Eccentric
Unabridged Chick
So Many Books
Peeking Between the Pages
Parrish Lantern


  1. I love this! It turned out beautifully, the way you put it all together. May I share it on my blog? I’ve been wanting to do a post about all your wonderful poetry month activities.

  2. Wow, that turned out really well. I love it!

  3. I think it turned out great! Amazing that it was created by numerous people but seems so cohesive, like it was written by just one poet. Like Audra said, we are brilliant poets!

  4. I never would have imagined that this came from single lines from different people. Very creative!

  5. Hey, that turned out pretty well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. WOW — we are collectively brilliant poets! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love it — this turned out so beautifully — romantic and quixotic and, well, poetic! Kudos to all — thanks for hosting this, Serena — I love it!

    • I agree, you are all collectively brilliant poets. This was such a fun exercise…I cannot wait to see what happens this Friday with Blackout Poetry!

  7. This is SO cool! I love how it turned out. And I really like the idea of starting with a theme but limiting word choice. Very neat.

    • Thanks so much for checking it out. I may snag your Blackout Poetry party for this Friday’s fun during poetry month.