Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thursday Think Tank: Market Day

Photo supplied by Poets United
Cool to the touch,
succulent flesh
yields grudgingly
to hands that
reach out and
grasp in need.
Fingers stroke
soft, lush skin...
imagining how
lips might also
trail across this
naked pleasure.
Were you mine
my tongue would
taste your juice,
would savour
each fragrant drop
of sweetness.
Come to me…
my eager mouth
will not rest
‘til I am sated
on the repast
of your love.

I’m amused to watch the care with which discerning shoppers choose their fruit. They sniff, peer, probe and stroke…no detail is overlooked by those who seek the very best. I find myself wondering if their loved ones are afforded the same intense level of consideration that the dewy peach takes as its due!
When I saw that Poets United Thursday Think Tank prompt was, "Market Day", this piece came to mind. For more takes on the theme, check out the link below...


Deborah said...

Ooh ... deliciously written!

Kay L. Davies said...

Delightfully done, Lynette. I read a lot of not-very-good poetry online, but you are the real deal.
It's been so long since I wrote anything beyond a limerick (a bow to your Irishness) that I would be embarrassed to submit a poem to anyone. Every now and then I send some publisher a poem I wrote nearly 50 years ago, but no one ever wants to print it. LOL
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ella said...

Wow, you touched upon so many senses and added some spice! I loved it~
Great Job xXx

Laurie Kolp said...

I will forever think of this piece as I stop to watch shoppers make love with the produce. = )

Unknown said...

Terrific, Lynette. The double entendre is seductive and your epilogue explanation as intriguing as the piece. I tend to agree!

Daydreamer said...

LOLOL Delisciously decadant... Hehe

Yes, we did indeed think along the same lines... I am still addicted to chocolate, too. So, I have to try never to buy it..unless my resolve weakens and... I succumb.

Loved this ... :) I love being naughty/sensual with any use of bad language or porn at all. It's all in the reader's mind that 'sees' what it wishes to see, right? :)

Maggie said...

What an interesting thought. Now, I will wonder...

: ) Terrific write.

Pat said...

Wow! I like the double entendre in your poetry...very sensual and beautifully descriptive!

Poetic Soul said...

My my, this is great

joo said...

Such a delightful post today! I'm really keen on fruit, veges and flowers markets:)
Have a nice weekend!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it!

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Hello Lynette,

A dalliance with some interesting words of great temptation!!
Fantastically descriptive....


PS: I was back in Belfast last weekend.
Always leaves me with a mix of emotions!Glad to be home, here in Cheshire...

Brother Ollie said...

excellent activates the senses

Jenny said...

What fabulous visualization! This was sooo well written!