Saturday, 10 September 2016

Fire From a Different Sun

The challenge from 'imaginary garden with real toads' was to write a poem about a fire that doesn’t come from flames or the sun.

A Poem of Clichés

His smouldering eyes looked deep into hers
And her breath came swiftly and fierce,
An inferno of lust flared from his touch
Until her heart pulsed in her ears.

The heat of the moment was all she felt,
The fervour, the passion, the need,
But later the memory scorched her with shame –
Her name blackened by the deed.

Seared and dishonoured she took the veil
Nevermore to show her face,
Incandescence of ardour soon forgot
As she bowed her head in disgrace.









15 comments:

  1. You tell a great story with your clichés... I also loved your picture story about the dogs and their bedding.

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  2. Love it.. Somehow I think it can have been found by doing blackout poetry from a Harlequin novel...

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  3. Very clever take on the theme Janice. Well done!

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  4. Oh my. And he of course was not dishonoured.
    Powerful, poignant and too often true.

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  5. Delight and guilt are faces of the same coin. To love with no shame -- that's holy, or profane.

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  6. Oh my...Lust has a price. Powerful depiction of how a moment's passion can turn a life inside out.

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  7. Oh my...Lust has a price. Powerful depiction of how a moment's passion can turn a life inside out.

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  8. Hi Janice - what a mesmerising poem to read ... sad, but so true ... cheers Hilary

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  9. Well done! This passion obviously had a price.

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  10. Cliches are much maligned - they can be such fun to work with! Well done for packing so many in!

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  11. Clever and well put together piece.

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  12. ...oh the Scarlet Letter! My daughter just had to read that for school... Well done.

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