Flavour of a Kiss – Writing201 ‘Flavour’ Poem

sweets

Never much liked to kiss, but I found something in the taste of your lips,
delicate and sweet and light,
and yet full of your depth,

Now you are gone, how can I go on?, I can’t even describe my feelings,
fleeting and elusive and subtle,
and beyond words and yet deeply real,

Dream like memories, reality had overwhelmed all my sense,
Days and months and years pass, alone
Now I find I yearn for your kiss


I wrote this poem for day 8 of bloggingU writing201 poetry course. the prompt word was flavour; I decided to stretch away from food towards the taste of a kiss. In reality I guess a kiss doesn’t have a tangible taste exactly, but it carries so much depth of sensation it’s like it does. But personally I found an enjoyable kiss to be a rare and special thing.

The format was elegy, which use elegiac couplets. I actually tried to stick to these but I’m not very good at picking apart stressed vs. unstressed syllables so I doubt I got it write.

The device was enumeration using and / or etc. conjunctions to create lists, which I have tried to do in the shorter pentameter verses.

Picture was taken at a street market in soho london last year.

Alexander

13 Comments

    1. Thank you Cathy, it was the first thing that came to mind, it is a stretch in the pure sense of the word, but at a deeper level it really is a flavour to me, a rare one too

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      1. Cathy, thank you so much, I’ve been working on my photography for two and a half years now, glad you like it :) poetry is pretty new so it’s a big experiment, still not really sure what I’m doing just trying to be honest, thank you for your encouraging words of support

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