April is National Poetry Month. I’m celebrating with Writer’s Digest’s Poem a Day Challenge. Today’s challenge is to choose one or two words Shakespeare coined, and use them for the title of your poem.

National Poetry rose

Madcap Courtship

He saw her across the room

she stole his heart

with her sea-foam gaze

tempestuous scarlet and blond locks

the edges of a fiery wing escaping the neckline

of her plaid button-up

So he crossed the room to speak to her

and over a local craft beer

they fell in love

Moved in together three weeks later

two months after that

he threw her clothes out the window

played his records all night long

and posted lyrics over filtered pictures

on Instagram

they made up five days later

She changed the locks

while he was working at the coffeehouse

almost four months after that

and left his things in a box

on the doorstep

but she texted him nine days later

a little blue plus sign

He moved in again

so they could plan their wedding

and discuss baby names




About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

2 responses »

  1. Wow, it really tells their courtship story. I enjoyed the way it flowed from one thought to the next, and never felt disjointed. 🙂

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