Saturday, 7 January 2012

Beast



walk beside me my love,
uncaged, you are beautiful   


heels click, clack, click, clack 
paws thump, scratch, thump   


it is not that i don't trust you
that i wrap you close my bosom, 


where i can see your green eyes, 
rage dark like waves on mudstone, 


hear your lusty roar as my hand
grasps tight your throat, squeezing


pulsing beat upon pulsing beat, until
life and death dances on your tongue,


like warm golden honey, ruSH 
more potent than coca leaves HIGh                  


SH...shush..no, it is because i don't 
want to wake the wild beast    

gr..grinding...gn..gnashing teeth
ch..chomping..cl..clawing veins of


your heart, if you step away, 
after slaking your thirst, your fill of me    

walk beside me my love, snap
chained,  you are even more 


beautiful 



Posted for the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads:   You animal !
and D'verse poets Pub - Poetics - Onomato - This is just a fun write for me
Thanks for the visit.


picture credit:  http://www.tumblr.com/reblog/15347428841/ljLtTmtu

36 comments:

  1. Excellent. I can really HEAR 'the beast.' Frightening but SO beautiful! There is definitely something about BIG cats.

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  2. ok hot picture...lol...and a hot write to go with it...love ll the sounds and the feral interiors...smiles.

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  3. Great combo of the two prompts... and ~whew~ hot.

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  4. whew..hot..actually i think they're much more beautiful when they run free..but i agree...way too dangerous...

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  5. Love the pic! (Every tat a tiger!) Your voice is so strong here, just like the leashed beast...a wonderful play on the prompt.

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  6. What a glorious and steamy post. Dare I say animalistic? (wink)

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  7. Me thinks you were not technically writing about a "Big cat"..:-)

    loved the gr..ch...stanza..
    much enjoyed!!!

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  8. Never tease tigers. ;-)

    Thanks for participating!

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  9. dangerous poem here. and yes, i have to agree with fireblossom, never tease a tiger, heh. enjoyed this very much

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  10. Love everything from the image to the words...a word of warning to not tease a tiger

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  11. Hmmmm... This poem has an inner tension that I personally find terrifying. Way to go!

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  12. Love the pic, that was awesome. Click Clack all the way too, great use of sound indeed.

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  13. What I notice most about this piece is your control over line, phrasing and infusion of the sound qualities - you may call it a "fun write" but I see the skilled writer at work here.

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  14. So good technically - and lines like

    pulsing beat upon pulsing beat, until
    life and death dances on your tongue,

    really did it for me!

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  15. What Kerry O'Connor said was what I was thinking. All writers should have such fun!

    I am SO impressed the way you caught the essence of both of those writing prompts for this piece. It is wildly good!

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  16. Better the devil you know eh!
    Love but fear to unleash the beast within. Fabulous write!

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  17. "pulsing beat upon pulsing beat, until
    life and death dances on your tongue"

    I really like that!

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  18. I love your imagination for this one! Beautiful, indeed!

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  19. hot, hot, hot!!! Your use of onomatopoeia is perfect in word choice and placement throughout this poem. My favorite lines(aside from the onomatopoectic ones) are -
    if you step away,
    after slaking your thirst, your fill of me

    walk beside me my love, snap
    chained,

    Very wild!

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  20. Wow, so powerful. Uncaged, and then chained. I could hear the snap of the leash fastener, closing.

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  21. Love this part especially:

    "like warm golden honey, ruSH
    more potent than coca leaves HIGh"

    ~Shawna
    (rosemarymint.wordpress.com)

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  22. you heat me up, love thwe inviting words and breath taking imagery.

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  23. I came back for another read. Very seductive, your use of language!

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  24. wising u a wonderful new year!

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  25. Delightful, Heaven--and quite pragmatic as well.

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  26. Hot writing...and I love the picture :)

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  27. Mudstone is a great thing I like to tromp in by the ocean's shore with my unchained wild rabbits who think they are tigers.

    NICE poem!! I like how you always show us so many different ways of talking about love relationships.

    xoox

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  28. I've been thinking that you had changed your name, didn't even dawn on me that you had two blogs... talk about me having a 'blonde moment' LOL

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