The novels I have chosen for this mini-challenge are:
The World According to Garp by John Irving, published in 1978, the book was a bestseller for several years and the paperback edition won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1980.
The role of Garp was played by Robin Williams in the movie adaptation of 1982. It was the first time I saw him on screen and was so moved by his performance that I went out and bought the novel, and now own every novel written by Irving.
Love in the Time of Cholera, a novel by Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, first published in Spanish in 1985.
The book was also adapted into a movie starring Jarvier Bardem, in 2007.
Select either of the titles and substitute your own words in the place of those indicated below, and write a new poem under the title you have created.
1. The World According to _________
2. Love in the Time of _____________
In addition, you may substitute a word of your own choice for either the word "World" or the word "Love". (E.g. The Sea According to Sinbad)
Link up your poem, and visit the other participants' blogs to see what innovative words and ideas they have chosen. Have fun!