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Saturday, June 23, 2012

I walk the whorls




I walk the whorls
Each concentric line
Etched in mind time
Melting footsteps each
And all one winding
after

I walk the whorls
Graze the newborn
Head still wet
Dip a curtsy to
A lovers’ liquid
Leer

I walk the whorls
Wash the sweet fish stink
Fresh fileted from
That chilled childhood
Lake

I walk the whorls
Belly flesh brown
Taut hip bones jutting
A bead of sweat in the
Sun

Setting, settling, softening
I walk the whorls
Self, others, sweet, sour,
Blood soaked, perfumed
And lotioned in the sun and
Shade abandoned and abandoner
I walk the whorled
Wondering
Why


15 comments:

  1. Wow! Very nice very visual sensual love it!
    I was really inspired by this prompt too

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    1. Hi Sara - truly delighted you enjoyed - yes was terrific prompt :)

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  2. Love the alliteration of "walk the whorls"! Like an eddying of the senses! Beautiful!

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    1. Gemma - an "eddying of he senses" ahhhhh thank you!

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  3. Ah, now I understand what you meant by #2 in your comment on my blog!

    The whorls sweep me along in whirling fantasy, from babyhood to languid sunbathing adult.

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    1. So very much appreciated Viv - thank you for taking the ride :)

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  4. I liked this very much. Enjoyed the words as I read your write! Liked how they felt in my mouth, and formed on my tongue.

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    1. Aw Anell thank you - your comment is a poem itself!

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  5. Oooo this is a gem Pearl!!! I love that you walked all of these different whorls and then the play od whorled for world!! So smart!! :)

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    1. Oh Hannah thank you ! I debated about "whorled" for world as too "precious" delighted you enjoyed :)

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  6. walking the whorls is a wonderful image. I love how you crafted this.

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  7. An interesting labyrinth of words :)

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  8. I enjoyed your take on the prompt! I love the whorls you shared :D and the views you gave us!

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