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Friday, May 6, 2011

Temptation in the street called Moulin Rouge


Being a poet is one of the unhealthier jobs--no regular hours, so many temptations!
- Elizabeth Bishop



A few small talk, a lot of eye batting and some clandestine sips into the caffeine filled mug of mine- perhaps a mixture of Keats, Eliot, Coleridge, Arnold and Yeats, made me to write about my imaginary Temptation Street.





Temptation in the street called Moulin Rouge


She sat
Propped up on a shabby wall,
Lips painted red,
Eyes burning like amber,
Her hat, tilted at one end,
She turns daintily.
If you can her name,
Heels knocking against each other, when her legs swing,
Full of induced         
Evening mirth,
A little temptation
To live through the hours,
A slight sip from the passed on
Wine glass,
Smoky eyes, and dreamy gestures,
A woman living
Breathing and sighing
Through darkest of fantasies.
All it takes is just a nudge,
All it takes is a pinch called reality…
Too bring you out
Of the labyrinth called Dream Land.
Your nightly tales need to end…
Monsieur,
For day light burns you
Down to exposed skeletons.


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18 comments:

Sakhi Shah said...

I like this. Its reminiscent of T. S. Eliot's "Preludes". :)

Alcina said...

Thats so very true..loved the descriptions all throughout your piece.

Stupendous!

Alcina

mysticmarleei said...

Temptations for sure. I enjoy! Great picture painted.

Jingle said...

vivid word painting...
stunning writing...

welcome.

Happy Mother's Day to Moms around you. Blessings..

Jingle said...

vivid word painting...
stunning writing...

welcome.

Happy Mother's Day to Moms around you. Blessings..

Salem Lorot said...

My first time here and enjoyed this poen so much. Good description.

the feeling lioness said...

this is alright, but you came to my blog and just said 'keep yawning'

so 'yawn'

the feeling lioness said...

but Moulin Rouge is definitely interesting when shez swinging in the air

Butterflies of time said...

End of a tempting dream, welcome to the real world-good clarity of thoughts and strong writing .

Aashi said...

a gentle awakening or a rude splash...its time to wake up...n out...

beautiful...

Isabel said...

fav line -"to live thhrough the hours.." great writing.

Neezes said...

A strong, emotive image, I loved the last two lines.

Gyanban said...

nicely done, :-) The lines have come out well. The typo in the 5th line is by design or default ? Am I missing something?
Cheers
GB

mindlovemisery said...

I love the visual of this poem. Mesmerizing

periwinkler said...

Great piece of work! :)

bttrflyscar said...

very cool.

Foxy said...

Nice...we must snap out of the fog!

sillyfrogsusan said...

Images galore...All vivid and poignant!