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Love Is…and Poetry Writing Tidbits



love flows in softly,

love begins through kindness.

love says “Good morning.”

love boards a train.

love rides behind you.

love wonders about you.

Love reaches out, “Hi!”

LOve takes you dancing,

LOVe flys you away,

LOVE holds you tight.

By M. H. Campbell

Thank you, Darlene, (at for giving me this challenge. I had fun, and I enjoyed reading your poem as well.

A friend asked my advice for how to write poetry, so here a few thoughts for if you are stuck and have to write a poem, but the ideas aren’t coming:

Just try to just have fun with the words and write down whatever comes to you.
Write about something you like.
It doesn’t have to rhyme.
You can make it fun by having the words make the shape of what you are talking about.

Open a dictionary and choose a word off that page to start your poem.

Use crazy verbs that are full of life, like zap, bounce, and wriggle!

Be yourself and just have fun.



Copyright 2015


Author: mary.campbell.schuh

Hello Friends, A curious, kind, practical, and energetic writer, wife, mother, and teacher is one way to describe me. I enjoy thinking about transitions--in schools, churches, families, relationships, and even countries. I'm passionate about learning, and I love working with people. Stop by often to see which kind of transition I'm thinking about, and I would appreciate hearing your thoughts. Peace! ~Mary Hope

5 thoughts on “Love Is…and Poetry Writing Tidbits

  1. What a pretty poem! You are very talented!


  2. PS I like the idea of opening a page of a dictionary and starting a poem from the word I see!
    PPS lovely flower in your photo! With more snow in NYC today, I sincerely hope that spring is on its way!
    Happy Thursday!


    • Thank you, Lia! It was fun to get the prompt from Darlene (you can look at her sight to see it–I decided not to pass it on to other bloggers unless they wanted to) and that poem came out!
      Yes, I usually have ideas, so I haven’t used a dictionary like that before, but I hope it helps some folks.
      Wow, more snow! It’s ten degrees here. Yes, spring is coming soon–have hope! Happy Thursday to you too.

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  3. What a wonderful poem! I am enjoying reading what others have written about love. Thanks.

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