Love’s Labours Lost (or found?)

She lingered in her lust
As dreams turned to dust

She lingered far too long
Missed the sparrow’s song

Now love’s ardent sway
Holds her fast and bids her stay

Now she lingers in its presence
Till she reaps the fruit of patience

I took total liberty on this one. Delete me if you feel the need. I will understand totally. It will not be the end of me.

Knowing I understand less than little about Shakespearean plays, this morning I just happened to write a poem about the word linger, which has positive and negative connotations. I then saw this prompt and chose a Shakespeare title but had to look up the theme of the play. I have never read or seen it.

“In Love’s Labour’s Lost, love is the unifying force of several sets of opposites: man and woman; reason and passion; civilization and nature. The characters’ conduct of love relates to gender and class assumptions in Elizabethan England.”

The prompt instructions are,

“Write a poem based on the theme of your chosen play (be sure to mention which play you have chosen at the end of your poem, or use the play’s title as your poem’s title).Use your chosen title somewhere within your poem (you can also use it as the title of the poem, if you wish).
For those of you who like an extra challenge, you can attempt to weave several (or all) of these play titles into your poem:”

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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11 Responses to Love’s Labours Lost (or found?)

  1. I think you filled the meaning of the prompt perfectly… the title was perfect for your words.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I love how you have used the word linger.
    And the title makes perfect sense.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ingrid says:

    I think you’ve done this beautifully, Mary, and I certainly won’t be deleting!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. merrildsmith says:

    I think this fits perfectly, Mary!
    And linger works so well.

    Liked by 1 person

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