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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dark Fans for RWP #118




The prompt is a wild assortment of words to be molded into a poem or so. The words are: fumble, strumpet,  furtive, nonpareil, costume, mirror, mist, turquoise, cup, motor-coach, fern, magenta

Dark Fans

the not-so-frumpy strumpet
furtively adjusted her costume
fumbled with beads and magenta silk

sidelong glances
in the motor-coach window-mirror
caught her pinky crooked

rimming a porcelain turquoise cup
brimmed with nonpareil concoction
an amorous potion brewed from

misted ferns that grew like dark fans
bordering the edgy pathways
along the streets of Jack the Ripper

the doorway gaped wide
she flung forth a sparkling smile
fine justice for that tawdry night


The fractal image was created using Fractal Explorer software.

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17 comments:

Kayt said...

delightful poem :-) evokes Sherlock a bit, and I really love the language - the image is truly stunning - thanks for this!

Chef E said...

I agree with Kayt- a mystery in the making, like the usage of your words. Isn't it great how we are all so different in our interpretations!

anthonynorth said...

Ah, you took me straight back to old London. Marvellous.

SOL said...

What a great image you created!

namingconstellations said...

From the title to the tawdry night, I'm wondering what the story is underneath. Such exquisite detail, and leaving the reader with such a thirst to learn more!

Rob said...

Mysterious and captivating -- mildly foreboding... well written...
...rob
Image & Verse

Zouxzoux said...

You've set a mysterious scene here. Wonderful.

ofheart said...

Yes! I agree with all these fine folks, marvelous!

flaubert said...

I love this! "tawdry" great use of images!
Pamela

gautami tripathy said...

I like the scene opening in front of me!

now open, now close

briarcat said...

Good job with this one. You leave us with a world of possibilities. Not incomplete, just open. "edgy pathways" is a good phrase.

mia said...

oh-so-charming miss tumblehappy.

Karen said...

Love the air of mystery this evokes.

Derrick said...

A fine mystery. Makes me want to know what goes on on the other side of that door!

Raven's Wing Poetry said...

My mind went to Sherlock Homes too. Excellent use of the words, and a rich, delicious story in just a few stanzas. :)

-Nicole

SisterJulia said...

I love the turquoise and magenta together and how you brought them into this image...

And your misted ferns that grew like dark fans!

Beautiful and burlesque exotic!

motherveg said...

not so frumpy indeed...you took me in the coach as a voyeur, nicely done...the fractal image is wonderful also...