Well, I’m not one for bragging (and if I am, will someone please let me know so I can stuff some humble pie in my face), but Polly Robinson of Polly: Writings and Witterings posed what may be her first prompt, and I could not resist. After posting, I found out it was one of three favorites! To see her comments, and other winners as well, please see: THIS POST. And now let’s get down to some poeting. Poemizing. Poemization. Er, writing poetry:
Passion – all-consuming,
glorious blaze of every
sense alive and alight,
every synapse snapping,
a fire for
the hearth that hums beneath
her sheath and his jeans
Passion burns benevolently
for a time, somewhat contained
(but if the team mascot loves the
place-kicker, they head for a
fireproof locker, kissing in shadows
of the homecoming bonfire)
The fire can consume lovers.
The burn doesn’t always hurt.
Passion will wane, but
the reflection will remain
in the rearview mirror of their minds,
glowing on lonely nights,
a long-gone ember of…
© 2012 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
For Poetic Bloomings, a poem about fire, burning passion… and all that follows. Also at my poetic bonfire, Poets United. Peace to all, Amy
June 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm
You sure had me blushing. While the locker scene was never mine to experience, I totally was engulfed in those flames.
“the hearth that hums beneath // her sheath and his jeans” = brilliant!
June 19, 2012 at 12:45 am
June 19, 2012 at 3:27 am
I so enjoy reading your blog that I’m nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Some people prefer not to accept blog awards, and if you’re of that thinking, I hope that this nomination still brings new followers and friends to your blog.
When you have a moment, pop over to http://miskcooks.com/2012/06/19/the-versatile-blogger-award/ for details of your nomination.
June 19, 2012 at 5:51 am
If I look in the rear view mirror maybe I can remember a little..what fire-some..tall words..a big shiny penny..Jae
June 19, 2012 at 6:57 am
Yay Amy! I loved that poem too:-) The closing line on this one is haunting…”a long gone ember of
remember?” Love it
June 19, 2012 at 8:07 am
Oh Amy . . .no wonder this was a favorite pick!!! 🙂 Awesome writing girl! Passionate poeming!
June 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm
nah…you’re not bragging..congrats..i’m not at all surprised..smiles…love the passionate fire here…and the fireproof locker..ha…just wondering how fireproof it really is when the flames are going high..smiles
June 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm
PS You got a mention in my Posse Poem for Joseph Harker’s Reverie: http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/posse-poem/
June 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm
Gorgeous and brilliant! Inspired! Loved it! Love you! – Mosk
June 23, 2012 at 10:34 am
Hi Amy – how have I not found your lovely blog before now? lol. Seriously, I loved your poem submitted to Polly’s prompt. I really like your style – looking forward to reading more of your stuff. 🙂
June 25, 2012 at 10:43 pm
Burnin’ and churnin’, Amy.