Thursday, September 5, 2013

dVerse - Form for All - Riddle "Stinking Rose"



Stinking Rose

I crush a stinking rose,
toss and stir this bit
of legend and lore,
smile at the promise
of added sexual vigor,

but would settle
for it to dangle
outside upon my door,
causing my demon
to finally tuck tail and run.

by Margaret Bednar, September 5, 2013


This is for dVerse "Form for all" Riddles.  Of course, I believe I have given away the answer with my photo.  I fashioned the above from a poem "Steadfast Garlic" I wrote in March of 2011 HERE

31 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

nice one! :)

Brian Miller said...

vigor eh? smiles...sexual and dangle are words seldom in the same verse...ha....but to beat the demon, perhaps.

Grace said...

I can't say about the sexual vigor but I do like its aromatic crunch when I tuck the food so heartily like a devil, smiles ~

Mystic_Mom said...

ha! very good.

kaykuala said...

Great write Marge! I'm more taken by the contents. The info tallies with what many believe is true! Nicely!

Hank

kkkkaty said...

Well, it works, doesn't it?? Great job with the 'rose' ;)

Helen said...

For starters, the photo is so vivid .. I can almost smell the garlic cloves through my monitor. Second, the riddle is great ~ I have never attempted one, maybe I will one day.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

If garlic would banish my demons, I'd eat nothing else and wear strings of it around my neck!

TALON said...

Loved this, Margaret! And awesome pic. One of my favorite things...except for the scent lingering on my breath. :)

Ginnie said...

Fabulous iPhone image and fun poem, Margaret. I like you imagination here. :)

Claudia said...

ha - nothing better than a little garlic..it surely keeps away the demons-- and smell sensitive people..smiles.. fantastic pic as well margaret

Björn said...

Love the garlic... My canines are not very pointy I think :-)

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Love your words as much as I love garlic - a lot.
Garlic (to me) is like a drug, the more you have the more you need - as in cloves per dish. Yum!
Anna :o]

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I like this one. I think it takes a bit more wrestling with to deal with demons. At least mine do.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I like this one. I think it takes a bit more wrestling with to deal with demons. At least mine do.

johnallenrichter said...

Great read Margaret....

Curious now, though, who is your demon?

Akila G said...

Oh yes, tks! to the pic and i never could picturise them that way!

Myrna R. said...

How could I not love this poem. I love garlic. But for some reason mine doesn't ward off my demons. Ha.

liv2write2day said...

How fun, Margaret. There are so many stories about garlic!

maryazilberberg said...

Brilliant! And what a great photo.

Mama Zen said...

This is very cool, Margaret!

HisFireFly said...

I have to love God's timing -- I stopped to read my email, saw your comment and came to visit you as I was on my way out to the garden to harvest some basil to whip up with stinking rose for pesto sauce for tonight's dinner!!

girlwiththepen1118 said...

I loved your amplified parallels & viewpoints ~ quite genius!

pandamoniumcat said...

Wonderful poem about the attributes of garlic...I love cooking with garlic and yeah keeping them above the door to keep those vampires away...clever poem and riddle.

pandamoniumcat said...

Wonderful poem about the attributes of garlic...I love cooking with garlic and yeah keeping them above the door to keep those vampires away...clever poem and riddle.

howanxious said...

I love garlic. It tastes divine, if used properly.
Lovely verse... the demon would definitely run away by the odor of garlic.

Cressida de Nova said...

Ha..fun poem. We call garlic and parsley French penicillin!:)

Semaphore said...

You made me laugh at this one! Yes, you did give it away with your photograph, but I do have to say that your riddle-as-poem was crafted so artfully that I appreciated every word. Wonderfully done!

manicddaily said...

Ha. This is super charming, Margaret. I happen also to be a big fan of garlic. I used to have parasites from traveling and didn't find out till pregnant (at which time, they made me kind of sick.) I had to take a clove an hour for three days, raw. People came into my office wondering where I'd stored the salami. k.

grapeling said...

Margaret, someday you must trek to Gilroy, California, for the annual Garlic Festival. I mean - garlic flavored ice cream! among their many creations. You drive up Highway 101 during harvest season and for miles all you smell is garlic.

vbreverb said...

Who knew garlic had such powers--some of us think of its magic being limited to spaghetti sauce. The great photo was worth the sacrifice of the answer. Very nice.