Thursday, March 3, 2011

Magpie Tales #55 - "A Kiss",


This is a photo for "Movement in March" (taken last summer!)  I love how the circle of droplets are caught following the path of his hair flip. I think he looks like a merman here!

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Photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales
A Kiss

Your puckered lips
obligingly touch a tart
lemon-like kiss to mine.
I run my tongue
over the sourness
while symbolism
stabs my heart.
Such bitterness now,
love unsweetened.
Succulent strawberry kisses
now replaced with
acerbic, harsh utterances.
Our once ripe romance
now rancid, tainted.
Slowly I close the door
behind you and whisper,
"Goodbye".


by Margaret Bednar (Art Happens -3/3/2011)

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This is for Tess Kincaid's "Magpie Tales".  I'm going to also submit this to "The March Challenge". On this day in 1847, inventor Alexander Graham Bell was born and the challenge word for today is "communication".  I have reflected upon what can be said (and revealed) with a kiss.   This is also for "Friday Flash 55" - tell a story in 55 words or less

31 comments:

Bonnie said...

Kisses can say so many different things. Beautifully written Margaret.

izzy said...

It does translate like that- sweet and tangy!
that is how I would have liked to approach the photo! Thanks-

Doctor FTSE said...

Well constructed work, Margaret.

Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful poem, Margaret. Love how you captured the water, too.

lisa said...

Just fantastic Margaret!! You truly are so very talented with words.
I just love that first shot. Perfect for the theme!

Claudia said...

the song tainted love came to my mind while reading this..loved the lemon-like kiss...hmmmm

Tess Kincaid said...

Sad when kisses turn sour. Nice write, Margaret.

Christine said...

A kiss can be tantalizing a kiss can be repulsive it all depends on the the reception I suppose.
Love unsweetened, like this phrase.

Helen said...

A little lemon juice kiss caused all this pain? Beautifully written!

Rosie said...

Wow - what a fantastic photo for the March theme! And such beautiful words! You are so talented, Margaret!

honeyhaiku said...

Wow, beautiful!

120 Socks said...

Really liked this, there was just something very crisp and sharp but yet filled with emotion, the rise and fall of it. Plus loved the water image,the droplets with the head flip, very cool.

Arian Tejano said...

"lemon-like kiss to mine" this is a beautiful line.

Linda R. said...

What sweet word you write... Amazing...
So is your shot.. I just love it..

dustus said...

After reading the title, your 55 obliterated every expectation I had for the poem. Excellent. Awesome "freezing" of the water in the photo too.

G-Man said...

Wow Margaret...
Terrific job.
Thank you for this sweet and sour 55.
Thanks for embracing the Friday Funfest.
You Rock Baby!!
Please have a Kick Ass Week-End

Brian Miller said...

oh...i feel rather cold after that kiss...

Patty Ann said...

I love the picture and the poem. nice job Margaret!!

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, that photo! The pattern of the drops is wonderful!

beccagivens said...

well done with words, imagery and photo ... thank you!

justine said...

this is a brilliant capture and I love the movement in it

Kavita said...

OUCH!! That stung!! The same taste can mean so many things in different situations...no?

I think you have described this transformation really wonderfully here, Margaret...
A sad but superb magpie!
BRAVO!!!

cloakedmonk.com said...

Ouch! That's a painful kiss to receive. You packed a lot into these words.

Shalom.

Austin said...

Lots of these romantic type 55's this week.

Rockets and Wings is my 55 this week.

Jannie Funster said...

Never good when it goes sour, but good to know when to call it a day forever. Sweeter lips await. :)

And super pix. That water one IS cool!

xoxo

Jingle said...

romantic and fun 55 ..
lovely magpie.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

A great pic and a slick Magpie Tale/March Challenge/Friday 55 combo!

Monkey Man said...

Great 55. Good byes should be short and sweet.

Reflections said...

Well done... a kiss can communicate so much more, or be it just a kiss...

signed...bkm said...

Agreed with kisses that bitter...I am glad you said Goodbye ...nice write...thank you...bkm

Margaret said...

Oh my 30 responses - I don't think I have ever had that many. Maybe I should post "kisses" in my title more often! :) Thank you, truly, for such kind responses. And Claudia, "Tainted Love" has been going round and round in my head ... it's driving me a bit crazy ;P