subtle airy chill her bare midriff draws glances taut muscles pull leash subtle airy chill drifts through my half-closed window rosy cheeks outside midriff draws glances tiny goosebumps on tanned skin nipples poke fabric taut muscles pull leash fastened to small dog's jacket oh- Autumn's arrived
For Tanka Tuesday, hosted by Colleen Chesebro, my friend Kerfe Roig encourages writers to compose poems in the ‘troiku’ form, created by Chèvrefeuille.
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!
56 thoughts on “Subtle airy chill, or: Nipples poke fabric”
I love this ❤
💚🙏🏻 Sylvia 🙏🏻💚
Oh and which will it be David?!! maybe a little of both.
My 92 year old client soon to be 93 says “If I’m not thinking about sex ever 30 seconds my mind is wandering.”
💞🙏🏻 Cindy 🙏🏻💞
Not to be rude: But this sounds like a sexy poem. Very sexy. Again, not to be rude.
💓🙏🏻 Ntebo Lauretta 🙏🏻💓 ~ it was intended to be!
Oh, isn’t that just autumn summed up in one chilly shiver of cold – and anticipation?
💝🙏🏻 Margaret 🙏🏻💝 ~ thanks!
💖🙏🏻 Misky 🙏🏻💖 ~ thanks for the prompt!
I had to get my sweater and put it on… nice work
💜🙏🏻 Debi 🙏🏻💜
LOL! I laughed when I read this troiku, David. Autumn is definitely here. 🥶 🍁
🤎🙏🏻 Colleen 🙏🏻🤎
This made me laugh out loud and I scared the dog! The Troiku is a fun twist on the haiku/haiku sonnet… I’m thinking there are some really creative nonce forms out there that deserve to be recognized!!
🖤🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻🖤
An interesting combination of images (and prompts…) (K)
🧡🙏🏻 Kerfe 🙏🏻🧡
Troikulicious and Twigletty terrific, David!
💛🙏🏻 Ron 🙏🏻💛
Love it, David💞 Autumn is so beautiful. I enjoy walking my dog in the chilly night air. 🍂🍁
💙🙏🏻 Amber 🙏🏻💙
Love how you’ve deviated the meanings. Very clever! Definitely a hat trick. 🙂
💕🙏🏻 Terveen 🙏🏻💕