Love in Ten Lines – free verse – March 28, 2015


spring is for love
like love among ducks

love is an illusion
love is hormonal floods

love and romance mix
to create love’s fruit

and love is caring
for sweet love’s child

love is a bane
when love is over

© G.s.k. ‘15

“Duck love is recognizable in any language.”
― Edmond Manning, King Perry

I was invited by Jazzytower at ‘Thoughts and Entanglements’ to play this delightful game .. as I wouldn’t want to deprive anyone of taking part … I’ll invite whomever would like to to participate!  The rules are below


* Write about love using only 10 lines.
* Use “love” in every line.
* Each line can only be 4 words long.
* Nominate 10 or so others who are up for the challenge.
* Title the post, Love in Ten Lines
* Include a quote about love

15 thoughts on “Love in Ten Lines – free verse – March 28, 2015

    • lol … they are at their noisiest again … and we’ve seen that a couple of feminine ducks are mutated! That is females don’t have the usual brown markings (these are mallards, but it looks like someone mixed with domestic ducks – I’ve seen one lady who’s nearly black with a white patch on her throat and a black and white speckled fremale).

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      • We have some weird-looking semi-mallards too — sort of a splotchy buff-brown with the appropriate wing bars. Probably from one of the many local farms. Sad thing is, the other ducks here don’t like the semi-mallards. 😦

        The black and white mallards sound very pretty! 🙂


        • I think the majority of the mallards on lake garden, being permanent residents have created a sort of open society. I too had heard that mainstream mallards don’t mix with the ‘semi-mallards’ … I did see a strange whitish female today who didn’t have the usual clutter of males around her.

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          • Well … in a way she was. Her markings were mallard female markings for sure, but they’d become a faded flesh colour … she looked very much alone and when she swam to the group the scatter … and as I said .. I’ve seen quite a few mottled mallards (females) that have no courting problem s.


          • What a pity!!!

            When that happens I go out of my way to favor the “oddball” — take that! No bread for YOU, you stuffy, stuck-up, pure-bred mallard bullies!


          • LOL … we don’t feed the birds anymore … we’ve had a lot of experience with gulls, pigeons and sparrows! The darn things get pesky once you start feeding them!


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