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Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Tube for Magpie Tales

Magpie Tales offers a new image for this week's prompt. Click the link to see the image.


The Tube
enticement in a stick
soft, sweet glow of youth
shaped by sex-free kisses

hydrating chocolate hue
luscious look of lust
with its tiny tint of frost

until the precious dye
begins its later slide
toward faults and wrinkles

that smudge her mouth
shaped by lust-free kisses
lips that cupid missed




Watercolor image digitally created on Bamboo Fun Tablet.


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26 comments:

Aayushi Mehta said...

That kind of says so much between the lines. Good work.

joanna said...

Beautiful poem -- very Powerful imagery it invokes
love the lines ---
until the precious dye
begins its later slide
toward faults and wrinkles. . .
lips that cupid missed

The poem really does pack a whole lot of meaning between the lines like Aayushi Mehta commented.

Wonderful Magpie

Joanny

joanna said...

And love that "Watercolor image digitally created on Bamboo Fun Tablet." I would like it even in a much bigger size -- lovely to look at.

Joanny

Catalyst said...

As I said last week, your blog is so aptly named. The words just tumble over each other. Wonderful poem . . . again!

Lisa said...

The stages and ages of a woman....via lipstick. It kind of amazing how powerful lipstick is and how we view it at different stages in our lives.

Katherine said...

Such a beautiful poem Tumblewords! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Anonymous said...

'Enticement in a stick' is such an amazing line. It says everything that needs to be said!

chiccoreal said...

The Tube for this woman, will all that buying of costly lipstick was "down the tubes". She'd be forever "a missed miss" or spintser or old maid. Goes to prove; money can't buy everything, not even love (I mean the real kind of enduring congegal love; of the marrying kind. No beau, no suitor to ever kiss those lips; can you imagine! Love the flow-tumble over waterful wonder of words. The artwork is unique and intriguing...shall check it out! Thanks. Love fractals...oh so interesting!

Tess Kincaid said...

Ah, a life of lipstick, from sex-free kisses to lust-free ones. Wonderful piece!

spiritsoflena said...

Really enjoyed this poem!

Stella Jones said...

Lipstick takes on its own life in this clever poem. Well done.
Star

PattiKen said...

This is such a wonderfully poetic description of the life cycle of a woman's desirability.

rel said...

Insight well written
by a practiced wordsmith!
rel

Berowne said...

"Enticement in a stick." You summed it all up in four words. Congratulations.

Jan of Thousand Acres said...

Oh, the progression of age through the lips - brilliant! Love 'luscious look of lust', you present great visuals with your words.

Brian Miller said...

lips that cupid missed...that line speaks volumes...great magpie!

spacedlaw said...

Seductive tale.

christine said...

I loved the sex free kisses to lust... oh so true!

Christine

Everyday Goddess said...

"soft, sweet glow of youth shaped by sex free kisses"

I love that!

Peter Goulding said...

Lots of lovely alliteration and assonance wrapped into those four small stanzas. What a sad ending!

little hat said...

I loved the image of her painted face slowly sliding down. gavity works on us all.

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

nice!

steviewren said...

I love wearing lipstick...not looking forward to the day it begins the "slide toward faults and wrinkles." Nice way to cover a lifetime of wearing lipstick.

Unknown said...

many interesting thoughts from that...I liked "enticement in a stick" but frowned about the sliding toward wrinkles.... Well done

Kat Mortensen said...

Ah yes! I like the "later slide" line, but I'm a realist.

Diana (Diane) Maria said...

This is beautiful. And I especially loved the line, "lips that cupid missed".

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