…and anyone else who fancies writing poetry to a challenge prompt.
Our new challenge is this. Write a poem using apostrophe, the theme is saudade, and it must include the line “love across a bloody ocean” somewhere.
Yep, complicated, but it was Susan and myself who cooked it and she has promised to take half the blame 😉
Apostrophe: a figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive and present and was able to reply.
Saudade: accommodates in one word the haunting desire for a lost love, or for an imaginary, impossible, never-to-be-experienced love.
Saudade rather lends itself to apostrophic writing so hopefully it’s not too much of a stretch. (and it gave me the chance to say apostrophic like I know what I’m talking about!)