Friday, March 09, 2012

CCLXXXI - In Bed The Kiss.


Writer's Digest has a set of prompts, one of which was
"In Bed The Kiss" by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. 

The poetic form I have used is the quatern,
where the first line cascades down through the next three verses.

In Bed The Kiss

In bed, the kiss, the warm embrace
Provides the lovers with a place,
A place to meet as kindred souls:
Simple pleasures and common goals.

Sensual rewards of the chase:
In bed, the kiss, the warm embrace.
Who chased who is of small import
When both are willing in the sport.

The world can be a place of grey:
Cold and barren, advanced decay.
In bed, the kiss, the warm embrace
Removes them in both time and space.

Skin on skin and in arms entwined;
Hopes and passions closely aligned.
These are pleasures they can’t replace:
In bed, the kiss, the warm embrace

© 2012   J Cosmo Newbery
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  1. That was warm and tingly!

    (Is it just me, or do those two in the pic look about 12 years old?)

  2. Tender and beautiful dear J Cosmo.
    xoxoxo ♡

  3. Wonderful. Loved the sentiments and the imagery.

  4. True brilliance. Thank you.

    Jean is right, they do look very young indeed. Your words on the other hand fit a more mature romance.

  5. I love what you did with the prompt, J Cosmo. The quatern was lovely. We all need those spaces where the world recedes...

  6. The oneness of devotion and love captured so well in your take, Cosmo!
    Great verse!


  7. Beautiful poem, and very interesting poetic form!

  8. Yes, they do look fairly young but that was the prompt I was given.

  9. --I Like.

    Excuse me while I go get a Kiss from my Mr.


  10. Very nice form...and I specially like the warm kiss and embrace (like the second stanza)


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