2023 NaPoWriMo #9 (Love Sonnet)

April is here again and that means its National Poetry Writing Month and for my second year I’ll be joining the 30 poems in 30 days challenge hosted by napowrimo.net. For this challenge, a poetry prompt will be provided daily during the month of April and if I can keep on track I’ll achieve the 30 poems in 30 days goal. So enough chatter…let’s go! It’s time for NaPoWriMo!

Write a sonnet incorporating tradition as much or as little as you like – while keeping in general to the theme of “love.”


Slowly Falling in Love with You

Slowly, slowly falling in love with you;
No need to rush what’s already been true
Since my heart beat a’faster right on cue
That night when I first set my eyes on you.

The years have passed by, some quick, others slow,
I still remember that day in Hanzhou —
You lit the sky with your pregnancy glow
And soon we had one more, then two, in tow.

It’s hard to believe the kid’s are now grown
Off into the world — the seeds we had sown
Whom we gently nurtured the best we’d known
Now forging their life on terms of their own.

This year has been the toughest one as yet
Remember my nerves the day we first met?
They raised you, then us — we’ll never forget
They taught us to love, then left us in debt.

We find ourselves in this too empty home
Thank god your here, that we are not alone
Thank you for your love, this life, our home
Can’t imagine doing this on my own.

Slowly, slowly falling in love with you;
No need to rush what is already true;
I’ll always be falling in love with you.

This is quite a bit longer than a typical sonnet (22 vs. 14 lines), but I needed the extra lines to fully express my feeling. This coming Saturday is our 27th wedding anniversary so this was perfect timing for getting a prompt asking for a “love” poem. She get’s notices from my blog, but I’m pretty sure she doesn’t read them (😂) — so I can surprise her with this poem on our anniversary night.

Be well,



  1. Kathleen says:


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  2. murisopsis says:

    Happy Anniversary!

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