Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Viking Lover's Missive


The Mist


Find me here
in sweet-dappled sunlight kiss,

naked,
save the bangles on my wrist.

Come to me,
cling like mist;

like bilberries—
stain my lips, my hips.

Pull my flesh
from the silknight bone

and leave my carcass
to the stones.



for Ian

© 2013 Jennifer Wagner



This was written for Ella’s Sunday Mini-Challenge at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads where we were given the opportunity to write a poem inspired by the wonderful photography of L. Diane Wolfe.  I’ll also be linking to dVerse for OpenLinkNight.

31 comments:

  1. whew...what a rhythm to this....the stain my lips and hips...pull the flesh from my bones...vivid/intense...but a deep kinda love...

    on a side note, did you watch vikings? very cool show...and they def portray and intense love...

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  2. Really a very beautiful poem, Jennifer. Love the subtle sensuality in phrases such as 'sweet-dappled sunlight kiss.'

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  3. ' Pull my flesh
    from the silknight bone
    and leave my carcass
    to the stones' --
    oh my, these lines are to die for..
    just love this gem of a verse, Jennifer. you always create unique atmosphere within your poems~

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  4. Sensuality dripping Jennifer...loved the play of rhythm here...and the imagery is whimsical to my mind ..

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  5. I like the dark tones. Thank you!

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  6. Lovely rhythm and flow here, K!

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  7. stunning...blushingly so. this piece flowed beautifully. I can see the inspiration of the image weaved into your words.

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  8. Lovely and dreamlike,sensual and lyrical - very evocative and stirring.

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  9. "silknight bone" - how beautiful! The whole poem was a lyrical wonder.

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  10. like a dream-state... lovely words!

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  11. Such mystical undertones, wonderful writing!

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  12. Beautifully sensual and romantic, from opening lines to the ending ~ Love this ~

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  13. Awesome beauty right there.

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  14. Whoa! That was cool and Diane's picture is positively beautiful too!

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  15. Dark and sensual, with a delightful heat and coolness. Sunlight kiss gives this great warmth :)

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  16. Wow. It conjured an enchantment.

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  17. I love the gentle flow of this touching poem, and can see how you tagged it with the Song of Solomon. Beautiful, indeed.

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  18. beautiful. The ending closed it perfectly.

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  19. This is an amazing piece! Beautiful, entrancing, powerful vivid words, a brilliant write. -Mike

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  20. So much feeling in this. Very well done.

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  21. Wow, so vivid and sensual!
    I love this...
    I will make sure Diane sees it~
    :D

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  22. This is excellent.

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  23. Some beautiful phrasing here. Lovely poem.

    Pamela

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  24. Fabulous rhythm, excellent phrasing, sensual - even sexual - without being over-the-top explicit. I wish I could write like this .... Alas, I have a different voice.

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  25. Vivid, intense and seductive. A gorgeous write.

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  26. Beautiful, sensual, perfect. I miss my Viking maiden...and it looks like bilberries are ready for harvest ;)

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