at the grocery ~
Meeting accidentally in the wine section
you sip me shyly with gentle conversation
and read the label on my selection,
your hand brushes mine, a sensual appeal
It’s for drunken pasta! I explain,
you laugh and say you’d rather drink than eat it
your eyes are Wedgwood blue and hold a wistful smile
you imagine I’m something fine, a vintage port
you’re flushed with the fancied sweetness
I could drink you too, a sturdy Bordeaux
but I no longer deal well with hangovers
© 2012, “Hangover” Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved; Photograph courtesy of morgueFile
To the frog at the door
if you kiss a frog, so I’ve been told
there’s a chance he’ll turn into a prince
a frog prince, which means you have
you absolutely have to love him
and i’ve loved a few frogs, at least
i think i have, they never became princes
nor did their love morph me into a princess
i’m still a cranky old crow, we are what we are,
loving frogs and crows isn’t transformative
….why should it be?
one woman’s frog is another woman’s prince
…….as for this old crow
………….she loves flying solo
…….not that you asked
© 2013, “The Frog Prince and the Old Crow” poem, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved
Illustration ~ The Frog Prince by Walter Crane (1845-1915), U.S. Public Domain
This is my third day of posting rather romantic poems. The reason is that tomorrow -for Valentine’s Day – we (The Bardo Group) are celebrating – not the love of and for another person – but our love for our mother planet ….
CALLING ALL writers, poets, artists, photographers, musicians and other creatives to join us at The Bardo Group tomorrow for our Valentine’s Day event, BLOGGERS IN PLANET LOVE. Link in your work that shares your appreciation for the beauty of nature or your concern for environmental issues. You can share the url to your post via Mr. Linky, which will stay up for seventy-two hours. Corina Ravenscraft (DragonDreams) hosts. I will visit sites and comment. We hope you will also visit others and comment on their work, lending support and encouragement.
BLOGGERS IN PLANET LOVE will start tomorrow - Valentine’s Day - at 7 p.m., Friday, February 14 on The Bardo Group. I would love to see you there.