Sunday, December 9, 2012

MAGPIE...Prompt #147


THANK YOU, Tess, at Magpie Tales...


LOST AT SEA

Ulysses sails
the map of my back,
tracing a path
where balmy currents
thaw
the Cape of Good Hope.

The Flying Dutchman
set his wrist
to my pulse,
then rushed away
to doom.

Don't fear
the Cape of Storms.
Here is the path
to the covenant,
where sugarbirds
search for nectar,
and patches of lilies
give up their scent.


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22 comments:

Berowne said...

Ulysses wasn't so eager to get home, sailing on such a sea.

Brian Miller said...

where the sugar birds search for nectar....dang....seriously hot poem....the first stanza just rocks....

Helen said...

Lyn, this is sweetly erotic in a most intellectual way ... yes.

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
Thanks..what a relief to let my hair down! ha ha...

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Great art inspires me..so glad you found this..thank you!!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
Yes, that's me, just a smarty pants in matters of love! Thanks so much..

Kathe W. said...

this is wonderous- especially the third stanza....exquisite.

Carrie Burtt said...

A place many a man has gotten lost....sailor or not....this is stunning Lyn!!

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
What a great thing to say..you are so appreciated! Thank you..

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.
It's such a pleasure for me to read your comment..thanks!

kaykuala said...

The stormy seas sure would take its toll despite due respect for it. Nicely Lyn!

Hank

Lyn said...

Hi kaykuala-
I guess the sea will always win! Thank you, Hank..

Other Mary said...

Yes, very erotic...wonderful use of language.

Lyn said...

Hi Other Mary-
This pic sort of dictated a loosening up!! So glad to hear from you...thanks!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Delicious!

Anna :o]

Lyn said...

Hi hyperCRYPTICal-
One of my favorite words..Thank you...

Tess Kincaid said...

Sugarbirds lilies nectar...so so sweet...

Tess Kincaid said...

Wow...love love love your new pic!

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
Thank you so much..I guess I got a sugar high with this one!

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
My daughter insisted it was time for the big reveal! Hmmm...thanks!

Kelvin S.M. said...

..where sugarbirds search for nectar,
and patches of lilies give up their scent..' ah, i couldn't think of anything more perfect to end this piece other than what you just did here....the references from the greeks are stunning... excellent write... smiles..

Lyn said...

Hi Kelvin S.M.-
So pleased to read your lovely comment..thanks so much!

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