Sunday, July 22, 2012

Rough night...

Magpie Tales

Mag 127

Figure Eight, 1952, by Franz Kline

dark chocolate languishing
crisp redness of plump berries
dancing in the white cream

lip smacking ribs
drawn from the heat
napkin filth on the floor

fermented grapes calling
dead corks in a pile
another glass,why not?

predictable disturbance
on the appointed hour
wakens sound reverie

churning and twisted
like a figure eight
gut revolution over my excess

Laurel. But it was sure good going down!

Its Sunday and time for my weekly poetic genius ( she said, tongue in cheek) on Magpie Tales.


  1. Sounds rough, but yeah....worth it. The dark chocolate drew me in quickly, that first stanza is just delicious!

  2. haha....i was enjoying all the rich food...but in the end i would probably end up at the same place and lamenting my stupidity at least until the next time...smiles.

  3. Yes, been down that road. Well done :)

  4. I'm so grateful that part of my life is behind me.

  5. Despite the last line, this made me hungry...

  6. I didn't think of chocolates...this is a good one ~

  7. What is life without chocolate and wine and all those wonderful pleasures everyone over indulges in? Deliciously captivating, Laurel. Thank you for sharing.

  8. I love the stark simplicity of Franz Kline's paintings, and I think your words give this painting an extra dimension. I can almost feel your injection of color into this colorless mental landscape.

  9. yep- I've had a few of those meals!

  10. Wonderful, how this can come from that. A really enjoyable read. Thanks for.

  11. Stirring rendition of what goes diwn must come up , Laurel, thanks !

  12. Oh yes, and for me chocolate always gives me the best fix!

  13. Very nice .... decadent chocolate, fermented grapes ~ why not indeed!

  14. Oh good stuff - know the twist of the eight in the gut...

    Anna :o]

  15. Haven't we all been there at one time or another?? Great!


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