Monday, February 25, 2013

Magpie Tales #157, IGWRT Open Link Monday & Friday Flash 55 "Venus of Antiquity"

Venus de Milo with Drawers, 1936, Salvador Dali
Venus of Antiquity

Spring fills the room,
taunts candle's flame
as I pull sexy from dresser drawer,
hold it up, scrutinize,

wonder if lace trimmed satin
is a relic, question
if resurrection's possible.
Martyr-like, slip it on,

as quickly, take it off,
that Venus of antiquity
unrecognizable,

youthful vision hastily
tucked away, folded.
Thankful he's easily pleased.

by Margaret Bednar  February 25, 2013

Oh, I'd like to say this was completely fiction.  Thanks, Tess, for drawing this poem forth!  The above image is this week challenge for The Mag #157 

This is also linked with Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's Sunday Mini-Challenge 14 liners (it is quite different than a sonnet!  ... but it does turn on the 9th line! :)  Also linked with IGWRT's Open Link Monday.

I am also linking with Friday Flash 55, a "fiction" story in 55 words, no more, no less.

37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

made me laugh. :)

Judy Roney said...

The ending made me smile in acknowledgement. I have one that is easily pleased as well. (Thank God):)

Grace said...

Thankfully he's easily pleased and no need to have a total spring make-over..Enjoyed this Margaret ~

Karen S. said...

Simply lovely and extra special when he's easily pleased! Oh yeah!

Helen said...

Are you trying to tell us he likes you best sans clothing?

Margaret said...

Helen. Ha. Well. I'm just saying I'm far from having a 25 year old figure ;P

manicddaily said...

Very sweet and well expressed! K.

Jim said...

Wonderful Margaret ~~ Sometimes our self image is a bit youthful. I save my old clothes just in case I will be able to wear them again.
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Other Mary said...

Ouch, that one was close to the bone. And so wonderfully expressed Margaret.

Ella said...

That is what happened-I tucked my youth away! :D

I love this-well done Margaret!~

Poet Laundry said...

Va va voom Miss Margaret! Thanks for the laugh...I really enjoyed this! Those things are never on long anyway.

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anthonynorth said...

Lovely fun.

aprille said...

Amusingly bizarre: do they open?
Like your higgledy-piggledy words to match.

Susan said...

Simply and beautifully presented as an experience, with youthful Venus teasing age. We know that deep in love sees beauty and pleasure in the enduring and hard won, not in the tricks of youth. (Am I lost in wishful thinking here?)

Helen said...

Lovely pairing of image and words .. they are beautiful, aren't they.

Brian Miller said...

thankfully he is easily pleased...ha...smiles...there is a greater truth in that...

really like the resurrection and slipping it on like a martyr lines margaret....really cool piece...

Ginnie said...

HA! It makes things so much better when it doesn't take much to please them, I know. :D

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh my! You rocked this challenge, Margaret.

wonder if lace trimmed satin
is a relic...

You dared to show us our fears, then reassured us that it's okay, after all.

razzamadazzle said...

That is quite the image. I love what you did with it!

Abin Chakraborty said...
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Abin Chakraborty said...

those gentle questions strike deep.loved the ending too.

Kim Nelson said...

Absodamnlutely! I've been in love with and loving the same man for nearly 36 years. His adoration of me continues to be a gift.

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2013/02/26/intensity-toward-blue/

Hannah said...

This is so honest. I appreciate this kind of honesty, Margaret....great write. I love this line:

"wonder if lace trimmed satin
is a relic, question
if resurrection's possible."

Yvonne Osborne said...

I love this and the last line is so perfect. I've not yet been able to part with all my sexy underwear.

izzy said...

Lace trimmed satin will never ( in my lifetime) be deemed a relic!
SMILE-

Laurie Kolp said...

I know the feeling!

Tess Kincaid said...

Charming one Margaret!

Rastaman said...

Fiction! I love it.

TALON said...

The Venus with drawers? That slayed me.

This was a wonderful tight write, Margaret!

g-man said...

Margaret....
This was one of the verses of our college fraternity song... Phi Delta Tau
" there once was a girl named Venus
And we hold the secret between us
She gave all of her charms
And both of her arms
To be with a Phi Delt man!"
I'll sing the rest to you in another comment
Loved your multi-prompt 55
Thanks for this Classic, and have a Kick Ass Week End

lime said...

time does take its toll but so long as we can be content and our partner's leased it's all good.

Margaret said...

Gman. Ha. Gotta love frat boys and all the bluster and bragging. Good times ... ;).

Alice Audrey said...

I love the wording "pull sexy from a drawer". I've done that quick tucking away thing a time or two, too.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Excellent fun.

Anna :o]

izzy said...

You can dress them up but you can't take 'em anywhere...

hedgewitch said...

Ah, I remember the day I finally threw my favorite turquoise teddy away...a sad sad occasion, but as you say, thankfully there's a threshold on both sides of the gender aisle that gets lower with time. ;_)