Wordle 66, Living on a Swing

Living on a Swing

Erotic whispers caught on ear,
best expressed on sprays
of breath. Stroked flecks
of painted heat,
housed in frames,
bound in books.

plumped and pale flesh,
gilded gold leaf hearts
on rosy cheeks.
Where mistresses,
more childlike than children,

teased the air on swings,
their scent lost and stray in cool,
tall grasses, their dresses
a powder dewy spray
to fling and cover
the melancholy of another day.

Sunday Whirl Wordle #66 http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com

Rosy, swing, powders, fling, gold, grasses, spray, stray, erotic, pale, cover, melancholy

©Misky Miskmask 2012


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  1. I love this! Beautiful writing. Your images are gorgeous: “Stroked flecks
    of painted heat,” and “dresses a powder dewy spray to fling and cover
    the melancholy of another day.”

  2. agree with Marianne, those lines plus ‘sprays of breath’, very nice.

  3. This reminds me somewhat of a Victorian scene. Lady governess’s keeping their children happy with fun and games. A very light, visual and eloquent read. Lovely. :)

  4. Your final image is so satisfying. Excellent execution. Love this one…

  5. Yes, mistresses of the 1800’s that is what came to my mind too. Those scenes you knew played out, and yet didn’t speak of…yet longed for, perhaps.

    There is always that one ‘tricky’ wordle. Helps us to stretch, a small step or a leap. Thanks for your visit.

  6. Hi Misk! This has a nice summery feel to it. Reminded a little of my childhood swinging days…


    • Hi Benjamin. Thank you. Very pleased that you took the time to read it and leave a comment. I was more of a monkeybar girl, myself.

  7. Misky, truly wonderful poem you’ve written.
    Like the whole flow and these beginning lines:

    Stroked flecks
    of painted heat,
    housed in frames,
    bound in books.

  8. Your poems are always savory and a treat to my poetic palette! You truly cook, Marilyn!

  9. I enjoy that you open with erotic and close with melancholy!! You pack powerful endings to your poems!! Lovely!

  10. Really like that line “more childlike than children.” Think most of us live, swinging on thoughts and feelings. Lovely, well executed images,


  11. Misky, my apologies for not reading this sooner. I have been having some cervical issues, and am wearing a neck brace for another ten days, ugh!! I love this poem and the second stanza sings beautifully.


  12. Beautiful done. Great imagery

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