at the foot of the bed,
hugging to itself
the scent of you,
a scent that it releases
as I fold it
Kim M. Russell
A big welcome to Sanaa, who says she is really excited about her debut prompt in the Imaginary Garden. Today, we’re taking a look at poetry through the eyes of Carol Ann Duffy, first woman, first Scot and first openly LGBT person to be appointed Britain’s Poet Laureate.
Sanaa has shared one of my favourite poems – although I love Duffy’s work so much I’m hard pressed to choose ten let alone one favourite – which she says left her absolutely breathless, ‘Valentine’.
The object of today’s challenge is to write about love using a common everyday image. We can choose our own form or write in free verse.