Crab Apple Love


Our lust tale
burst out of cyberspace
high on crab apple permeated words.
Psyche’s heart profiled us a match made in New York.
The light in his burnt honeying eyes
spoke to my flesh and soul…
to my brain:
“Eros’ consort hides things,
but myth says she lies not to sisters.”
We kissed lore, said “I do” and boarded life’s ferry.
Hand-in-hand we sail our Silver Lake,
sharing crab apple love
and secrets.


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a Triquain Swirl
Imaginary Garden with Real Toads and Magpie Tales, 233.The swirl is created by joining the stanzas together on the seventh line, eliminating the second 3 syllable line and the space between stanzas. The finished stanza will stand at 13 lines and may be repeated thereafter.
3 - 6 - 9 - 12 - 9 - 6 - 3 - 6 - 9 - 12 - 9 - 6 - 3

Yell Sound, Shetland, 2014, by R.A.D. Stainforth

51 comments:

  1. I so love when you wrap your love into such beautiful words.

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    1. I kind of do, too. It makes me all giggly and warm inside. ;-)

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  2. Nicely rhythmical and it looks pretty on the page. (Remember concrete poetry?) It works really well when read aloud, too, although the dog is looking at me funny.

    Talking of Psyche, have you ever read 'Til We Have Faces?'. *Hands you a book, a really big cup of tea and a box of tissues*.

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    1. I'm sure the dog was just admiring your intonation.

      I just added Till We Have Faces to my reading list. LOVE the cover!

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  3. How beautiful this is! I love the way you have woven the figurative language throughout to tell a stunning love story.

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    1. This one was pure pleasure to write. Thank you for such a wonderful prompt, Kerry. I really love this one.

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  4. What a tale spun of love and lust! I kept seeing your Piano Man as a Cyber-pirate whisking you away!

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    1. Ohh! Sharon! Now there's an idea for a story! :)

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    2. So cute ;o) My heart is pounding ;o)

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    3. Sharon, you know better than to put this images in my head. Now I want to write about Cyber-Pirates and witchy love. ♥

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    4. Glad to be of service! I will be anxiously awaiting said stories, Rhissanna and Magaly!

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  5. Crab-apple love... what an intriguing combination.. .that little hyphen explodes into multiple images for me.. wonderful

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    1. Ah, you just made a "little hyphen's" day! ;-)

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  6. I have never heard of it! I will try it. It seems such an interesting way to write a poem.
    With this i realized i found it a bit difficult to count syllables in English!

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    1. It was my first encounter with the form, too. I like it. And about counting syllables, I'm never too afraid to look at the dictionary. You know that old dinosaur will always be the friend of us English as a second language speakers. ;-D

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  7. Lovely words swirling around and holding you in their grip.

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  8. Love the tale! Adore the photo! Been there, great memory!

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    1. Yay! for great memories. ;-)

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  9. Well done on the form ~ I so enjoyed the lust tale - high on crab apple permeated words ~

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  10. The light in his burnt honeying eyes
    spoke to my flesh and soul…

    One can almost feel being lightly stabbed not just a little prodding. Great write Magaly!

    Hank

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    1. I guess a little stabbing can be good... ;-)

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  11. Psyche sounds happy beyond secrets and lies, daring crab apple love!

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  12. sweet & courageous :)

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  13. hope this high stays high for you. :)

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  14. Neat poem ... I have a recipe for crab apple wine! Cheers.

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    1. Oooh! You must share it. I would love to make it. It could be a great bit of yum to taste on our anniversary. ;-D

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  15. Love this! SO many great lines make up a very pleasing whole.

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    1. "...pleasing" is good, really good around here.

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  16. So full of love! And secrets - which are good too!

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    1. Secrets can be such fun when kept and shared by two...

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  17. Crab apple love and cupid/eros seem to go together. I like that erose is the word rose in disguise and both have thorns/an arrow.

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    1. As beautiful and dangerous as love...

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    1. I keep on grinning every time I reread it. *hehehe*

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