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From the darkened corner where she stands;

 

He draws her curves into a gentle sigh

 

And sets her down upon his pulsing thigh.

 

Her slender neck accepts his touching hand

 

Responding, with a resonating tone.

 

For countless times her willing serenade,

 

With eager callused fingertips he's played;

 

To make her whisper, cry and moan.

 

And with crescendos growing ever loud:

 

To replicate the concerts of their days,

 

They rain a passion, on the eager crowd

 

Of voyeurs; who peer up through spot-lit haze

 

Until he stands---with her, limp at his side,

 

Acknowledging a most compliant bride.

 

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Thanks Tony. This tongue in cheek idea started life as prose and then a 16 line rhyme. I went back to it last week and trimmed it into it's present form. Glad you liked it. :icon_sunny:

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

wow spice side of life

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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Thanks for reading and leaving comment Lake and Larsen.

Love is rather an abstract conundrum in the poem; the object of affection, (his instrument of dreams) a conduit perhaps, to the pedantic addiction of accolade. Benjamin

:rolleyes:

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goldenlangur

Truly Benjamin this is an impressive use of the form. :D

 

 

I read it right through and felt immersed in the way you use language and images in this sonnet.

 

This is brilliant:

 

For countless times her willing serenade,

 

With eager callused fingertips he's played;

 

 

Thank you.

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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My thanks goldenlangur and also to Badger for reading and commenting. I assure you both it gave me much corrupt pleasure to write this little ditty. Benjamin. :icon_sunny:

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  • 4 weeks later...

Benjamin, hi there!

 

The moment I began reading this one, I knew. Being already familiar with your work may have made it easier for me, more quickly, but it was soon evident to me that the real love here is for the instrument. Probably you know better than many how instruments and the music that is hand coaxed from them, may play such an important part in one's life.

 

As always, your words put me just about where I believe you would have me be, with this one. Very nice.

 

t

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