Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chin Up!

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXGustav Klimt / 1862-1918
xxxxxxxxxxxLADY WITH A FAN
I've cruised through menopause,
replaced it with metaphors,
which I always prefer
to a scrawny simile.
The heat and sweat
that seethed within my dreams
has weakened to a dribble.
Now I am a cooled down Aphrodite,
wafting breezes with my pleated fan,
waiting for you to catch my drift.
I'd rather be the fire that you seek
to melt the snow on your boots,
than the brushwood waiting
for a match to strike,
hoping that the kindling will ignite.
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Unknown said...

Phew! Bit hot in here, Lyn?! C'mon baby, light my fire!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Sorry, but the moment has passed!! Hang around for the next metaphor!!

Jeane Myers said...

so well said!

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
Ya really think so? Thank you...
I'm trying to adjust to the fact that my blog has reprogrammed itself and chosen a look!! Gremlins at work again....

Tess Kincaid said...

Well, my dreams are still seethed with heat and sweat. Is it hot in here, or is it me?

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
What a price to pay! Really...thanks...

Deedee said...

It never fails-I just finish applying my makeup each morning and a hot flash hits and melts my face. I'm looking forward to when they "weaken to a dribble"! I love Gustav Klimt's paintings.

Lyn said...

Hi Deedee-
Thank you..yes, Klimt..such elegance!
And we just get stronger, right?

hmla2599 said...

Strong, amazing poem. You had me by the first stanza. Consider me a lifetime subscriber.

If you get a chance, I recently started a poetry blog. It's not as good as yours, but, meh.

Lyn said...

Hi Hannah-
Thanks for your kind words..just checked your Blog, will return..I'm #6 also.


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