This week’s prompt comes from Bina Ruchi Perino, a Dorchester resident and MFA candidate at Emerson College. Bina writes:
Valentine’s Day was on Sunday, and we typically understand this holiday as a celebration of romantic love and affection. But affection isn’t just exclusive to romance. In this time, it can also be important to remember all of the people (or things) in our lives which we love, cherish, and display affection for in varying ways. All love is worth celebrating, whether its platonic, familial, communal, or even self-love.
Here’s the prompt: Think about the all of the warmth in your life and write a sonnet (the classic form for love poetry) about it!
Try to avoid the romantic, and focus on all of the other things you love or that fill you with love.
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