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This is (not) a love poem

Banish the January blues and look towards Valentine’s Day by helping The John Rylands Library create a new poem using Twitter.

For #jrlpoem15, we’ve picked the theme of love. We’ve gathered some images from our diverse collection to represent the many associated feelings and emotions: adoration, attraction, seduction, devotion, and even jealousy, anger and hatred. Now, we want your creativity to turn these images into a poem to feature in a new micro exhibition.

Each day between Monday, 26 January and Friday, 6 February, we will tweet an image on our official Twitter address @TheJohnRylands. All we want in return is a tweet with a line of poetry to express what the image means to you. The only rule is that your tweet must include the hashtag #jrlpoem15 (10 characters) and it must all fit within Twitter’s 140 character limit. That leaves you 130 characters with which to dazzle us. You can enter as many times as you like.

We must receive your tweets no later than Friday, 6 February to be included in the poetry build workshop on Saturday, 7 February.  The final poem will be on display in The John Rylands Library from Saturday, 14 February until Sunday, 1 March.

Good luck. And don’t forget the hashtag: #jrlpoem15