Flavors, or: Fingertips


A few moments of
reading pleasure in return
for an evening of sensual

October Bacchanalia

A book inscription on ‘The Physiology of Taste’

A Sedลka

flavors of moonlight
our last candlelit evening
drips of hot glistening wax

fingertips quiver
tracing the curves of your quill
pulsing flush spreads over me


Composed of two sets of 5-7-7 (similar to two katauta).

Frequently in the form of mondลka (ๅ•็ญ”ๆญŒ, “dialogue poem”) or an exchange between lovers (sลmonka).

d’Verse prompt: on the flyleaf

At d’Verse, writers were encouraged to select one of several inscriptions as a topic of their poems; and place the chosen inscription as epigraph at the start of your post. Enter this portal to the past and use your imagination. For example:

  • The relationship between the two;
  • The outcome in the following years;
  • How was the book received

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!

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