|Image from Google - Auguste Rodin "The Kiss"|
The Kiss Endured
Pleasure fills my mind
to the point of pure madness
tickling, teasing me
Your delicate touch desired
my true thoughts hidden
as I endure my spouse's kiss
by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, November 3, 2011
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This is FICTION guys... (fyi :) and also a response to a poetry challenge from "dVerse - Form For All" Man'yoshu was explained and hosted by Jane Kohut-Bartels (Lady Nyo). There are three basic divisions of this style of poetry and the one we were to focus on was "Somon", which is mutual exchanges of love or longing poetry. I chose to do a "Choka" 5,7,5,7,5,7 which is one of the longer versions (six lines).
I'm not so sure how well I did, but click on the link to see everyone else's attempts! And give it a try yourself - it is fun.