Sunday, April 7, 2013

Invitation


    Image: Woman with Towel by Degas

“Be mild, and cleave to gentle things,
thy glory and thy happiness be there.”  ~William Wordsworth


I see you in the mirror
watching me
watching you
as the yellow sunshine
and blue shadows
fall across my skin.

You know the arch at the small of my back,
the hollows beneath my shoulder blades,
the curve of neck and breasts and belly.

They wait for your kiss.


Written for The Mag where Tess Kinkaid presides over the weekly creative writing group, IGwRT, and for NaPoWriMo Day #7.  

38 comments:

  1. Absolutely perfect! I love this painting and have been pondering Tess's challenge this week. You were wise to pair it with Wordsworth - it gave it a classical and endless appeal.

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  2. Lovely combination of the Mag prompt and the Toads prompt. Mild and gentle and beautiful!
    K

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  3. Mary

    Adored this one! Passionate...

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  4. Knowing every nook and cranny, even down my the umm can't help myself fanny haha

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  5. On, no! Day 7 already. Well done. I'm behind...

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  6. Oh, those supersoft sensual body bits.......*sigh*

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  7. oo la la...what an invitation that is...just waiting...ha...love it mary...

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  8. I love the intimacy in this canvas!
    WE all need to paint more often ;D
    lol
    Beautiful!

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  9. wonderful pacing in such economy of words!

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  10. Mary, this was so sensual, a portrait in words that mimics the calm of the painting. Your use of color is tender. Perfect quote for you to take on. Thanks, Amy

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  11. Shrewd and wise; beautifully done...

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  12. An erotic invitation only a superhuman could resist !

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  13. I can relate to this, thought and craft equally supreme.

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  14. This is beautifully sensual and really captures the moment (and the picture).

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  15. Your poem is as lovely as the arch of her back.

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  16. This is very beautiful - everything sensual writing should be. You do justice to both the image and Wordsworth's quote.

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  17. Wow. I want to be the speaker!

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  18. I don't have words.....

    I am truly amazed how that painting has taken us venturing into new paths...

    paint me in many hues, not just black

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  19. This was quietly sensual, and impishly fun.

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  20. Such a sweet tale of love, your words sing magically!

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  21. An intimate moment, suspended in words, like a prism crystal is suspended in light, breaking it into dazzling colors. Lovely, Mary.

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  22. Wow...a deeply sensual piece...absolutely beautiful!

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  23. What a soft and sensuous poem and so fitting with Degas' lovely painting.

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  24. Very romantic and sensual, beautiful job

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  25. Really loved this one, a favorite for me this week.

    =)

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  26. Beautifully romantic...It is the sigh of love.

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  27. I missed this as your Mag post. Now I've read it as your IGWRT post and like it just as much.

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  28. Thank you all. I'm sorry I haven't commented individually on each comment here, but I have visited all your lovely blogs and read and commented on your pieces. :o)

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