Monday, March 23, 2015

"Chai Tea"

Chai Tea

Nudity and passion seem improper
however delicately painted upon a teacup.

I hide a smile as Grandmother places linen upon slender lap,
gently nibbles upon a scone, her Wedgwood rose demure upon its saucer;

unaware I follow curve and line of a lily white back,
observe lips pressed beneath a lovers's ribs,
imagine ocean's tide lapping passion's embrace,

burn my tongue on spiced Chai.  Insist on seconds.
Grandmother praises me for being a lady.  I assure her I'm a quick study.

by Margaret Bednar, March 23, 2015 

This is for "Imaginary Garden of Real Toads - Play it Again, Toads!"  I selected the archived challenge:  "Poem sketching"  I may have bent the rules a bit for this one, but I wrote a long list of words evoked by the above image.  I tried to pick four that were quite different and this is what I got.  The four words were:   teacup, passion, grandmother, painted


Karen S. said...

Ah yes, quick study indeed! Lovely poem, and tea and your photo is exquisite!

Björn Rudberg said...

I must say I smiled at the image of your grandmother pressing her lips on the nude lovers... Very apt ;-)

Anonymous said...

Brought a smile to my lips as well.

Jeanne said...

Such a lovely teacup! and your poem really spotlights this.

Margaret said...

Bjorn - grandmother has a rose teacup, doesn't notice the other pattern

Marian said...

*wink* this is lovely!

Anonymous said...

cheeky yet genteel

Hannah said...

I love the smile in this...a fun one and great response to the poem sketch technique I think. :)

Jim said...

I am not sure what Grandmother was trying to say about the "study". I know the young one was embarrassed about her remark. I am glad that you tried the "poem sketching" technique. I also listed rhyming action words that I wanted to use. Plus a few others. Probably for me it was more of a memory aid rather than a building help.

C.C. said...

Haha....a 'quick study'---this is clever and fun.