I knew a love (a writing exercise)

You may remember that in December, I joined a writing group and received some writing prompts.

Then again, you may not, because I haven’t posted anything resulting from those prompts since Hoof camp in January.

Well, I got some writing going again on the weekend. Just a short, sharp snippet using one of the prompts (to get the words flowing again during a case of corporate client writer’s block).

What was the prompt? All will be revealed at the end. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy I knew a love.


I knew a love so warm and bright.
I met her on a sunny night.

She kept me warm as the sun did set;
As the night wore on, it got hotter yet.

She woke me in the early hours;
I heard the birds among the flowers.

But now she’s gone, and the sky is grey.
Why did she have to go away?

I knew a love, and it was true.

Oh Summer, my love, how I miss you.


What would you do with the writing prompt Summer? I’d love to read it!


    • says

      So great to meet you! The jumpsuit was a bust (as I thought it would be) so I’m going with an old faithful dress instead. Will share tomorrow. x

    • says

      Thanks Jess. I usually love winter, but it’s nicer to slide in gently rather than dive in headfirst as has happened this year! It’s still May, for crying out loud!

  1. says

    Very clever piece of work, Em! hou know what would be awesome? A dinner party where everyone had to write a piece of poetry based on a prompt. This one would be a winner! x

  2. says

    As I was reading this I was thinking how cool would it be if these were song lyrics?! I was thinking Summer was a girl’s name. I was a bit slow to cotton on to the whole “season” thing. It’s been a long weekend and I’m jacked up on cold and flu tablets…

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