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Title: How do you spell love? [by I. Quill]

Rating: Gen

Length: 177

Author’s Notes: From Inky’s Poetry Journal; for the fffc September challenge: day 3 [Prompt: How do you spell love? - I don’t spell it, I feel it. (Winnie-The-Pooh)]


How do you spell love, young poet of the Scots?

I spell it with a ‘u,’ you see,
for if luve is good enough for Uncle Bobby’s red, red rose,
it’s good enough for me.

How do you spell love, noble fir of the woods?

I spell it with an ‘i,’ you see,
for when I live,
scent, shade, and boughs I give,
a Magi of a tree.

How do you spell love, breeze of Spanish plains?

Por mí, I spell it with an ‘e.’
For leve soy,
a-waft with fragrance, cry, and joy
from vast Iberian sea

How do you spell love, dame proprietress?

I spell it with an ‘a,’ you see.
A-wash, a-scrub, a-lave
whilst gentleman misbehave,
my care persists, from tea to tea.

How do you spell love, faithful scribe aside the sleuth?

I spell it with an ‘o’
'cause the schoolmarm’s slate once told me so.

How do you spell love, Mister Sherlock Holmes?

My reply may trouble you.
I don’t, but when I do, here’s a clue:
it commences with a ‘w.’


Date: 2017-09-04 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Lovely - I especially like the last line :)

Date: 2017-09-04 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Ah yes, I'll answer that one!

Date: 2017-09-04 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debriswoman.livejournal.com
This is lovely:-)
Such clever use of words and connections.

Date: 2017-09-04 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mafief.livejournal.com
Awe!!!! That was squishy and lovely and now I'm filled with warm, happy feelings. I loved the part with the tree. :)

Date: 2017-09-04 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mafief.livejournal.com
Thank you for that explanation, I've been wondering. Since we are on the subject of critters, how did they come about and why?

Date: 2017-09-05 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mafief.livejournal.com
Neat! I've been seeing the critters around a lot and I've not been entirely sure what is going on there.

Ek, making errors like that is no fun. :-/ Is there anything else I should know about Inky Quill? Personality? Likes? Dislikes?

Btw, I'm an American too. :)

Date: 2017-09-05 11:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
We have read your query and will be providing an answer to it.

The Ocelot, Editor Marylebone Monthly Illustrated

Date: 2017-09-05 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mafief.livejournal.com
Yahoo!

Date: 2017-09-04 09:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] scfrankles.livejournal.com
That's such a great concept and so beautifully done.

I particularly love:

scent, shade, and boughs I give,/ a Magi of a tree.

How do you spell love, dame proprietress?/ I spell it with an ‘a,’ you see./ A-wash, a-scrub, a-lave/ whilst gentleman misbehave,/ my care persists, from tea to tea.

I don’t, but when I do, here’s a clue:/ it commences with a ‘w.’


But it's all lovely ^__^

Date: 2017-09-05 10:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katleept.livejournal.com
Ha! Love it! :)

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