Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Meme (posted by Rommy)
Grab a nearby book and flip to a specific page to find a quote that represents your love life. You have the choice of going to either page 13 and picking the 7th sentence or page 7 and picking out the 13th sentence to use as your inspiration for your poem. For bonus points, make it a love poem.

More than moonlight
and magic, my senses
are heightened.  A high-
(strung) violin plays
havoc with my nerve endings
when I hear your voice.
If the moon were hidden,
and magic forbidden,
I would still be left
with no choice of whether
or not to abandon all reason.

“I feel rattled as though all my nerves were unstrung” (from The Axe, by Donald Westlake)


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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8 Responses to Unstrung

  1. Shawna says:

    Awesome poem. Awesome prompt. Awesome quote. How many books did you go through in picking? 🙂

    I’m so going to do this too.


  2. “If the moon were hidden,
    and magic forbidden,
    I would still be left
    with no choice” Love that Sara


  3. Tom Merriman says:

    Moonlight and magic always work well together, Sara! Good one!


  4. Rommy says:

    The imagery in this is lovely. Love is strange magic indeed.


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