Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lunch

It Must Be Time For Lunch Now, 1979, by Francesca Woodman


Exes and seas
span time zones,

sweet chains of unwrapped figs,

peeled path-smooth,
tight with hunger.

Meet me in that place
known only as splendid,

split open all the way,
speckled and ripe;

stay naked-close
on the lunch side of the bed.


tk, September 2012

65 comments:

  1. "The lunch side of the bed; Splendid!"
    Ok, I'll accept that.............
    rel

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  2. Wow ... this one is deeply conveyed !!!

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  3. That voice sure knows how to express herself, finding the most succulent vocabulary!

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  4. Lunch in bed? Could be messy...

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  5. I love how tasty and playful this is...

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  6. I like the place known as splendid and the ripeness ~

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  7. "stay naked-close ―
    on the lunch side of the bed."

    I can see it and taste it ;-)

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  8. I sense erotic undertones lightly designed as lunch.

    Fantastic job.

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  9. Gorgeous and deep. I love these lines:

    "sweet chains of unwrapped figs"

    "Meet me in that place
    known only as splendid,
    split open all the way,
    speckled and ripe"

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  10. This one might be a bit of a challenge for me, but you tackled it beautifully!

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  11. mmm... the lunch side of the bed sounds delectable

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  12. Playful and lovely, Tess. "Meet me in that place known only as splendid." That is wonderful. I want to go there too.

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  13. Eating is not a guilty pleasure, it is a necessary pleasure...as this delicious lagniappe of a poem makes clear. Done just right, madam.

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    1. Lagniappe is a wonderful word...I must admit, I had to look it up...jotting it on my notebook...thank you Irish...

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    2. We have a restaurant here named 'Lagniappe''.

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  14. If I were to dine with her
    I would find my appetite.

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  15. The lunch side of the bed gets all the good stuff... I want to be on that side. The waiter can clean up the mess, later ;)
    A fun, sensual read Tess

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  16. And all those seeds! thanks I like it.

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  17. Fills the spirit, fills the hunger, fills the soul. Beautiful write, dear friend. I love it! ♥

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  18. Very effective. How do you keep coming up with these? You're a wonder. Especially loved the hint of Burroughs that followed up in my brain with images of Nigella Lawson. Oh, the things you do with food - LOL.

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  19. Figs, warm and soft are in season just now and so sweet split open. Linked with love- oh yes - what pleasure.

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  20. delicious - lunch side of the bed!

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  21. I just love the lushness of this - it's good enough to eat!

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  22. I saw this photo in a show here in Los Angeles -- so profoundly haunting, particularly given Woodman's fate. Your words, as always, are perfect.

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    1. I'm so envious...I adore Woodman's work...and wonder what her career might have been...

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  23. Is lunch side of the bed comparable to sunny side of the street? I think so .........

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  24. Gorgeous, Tess-- so imaginative and beautifully tight, so to speak....xxxxj

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  25. This can only end well! Just luscious!

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  26. Wow! If that's lunch supper's entree must be a marvel.

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  27. "Meet me in that place
    known only as splendid"

    THAT is splendid!

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  28. Seriously 'on form' here, Tess.

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  29. Top write this and no mistake.

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  30. Beautiful take Tess! Somewhat sensuous!

    Hank

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  31. We are enjoying a glut of figs here right now, and this has made me feel very.............replete!

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  32. Meet me in that place known only as splendid--sounds delightful

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  33. Lovely! My fave:

    "Meet me in that place
    known only as splendid"

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  34. Deliciously playful Tess ... A place known only as splendid .. is a wonderful place to be, me thinks!!

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  35. Oh, my. Excellent.
    My favorite line:
    "peeled path-smooth,
    tight with hunger."

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  36. aha!... let me try that - lunch side of the bed. the ride side of our queen... he sleeps there. hehehe....

    JJRod'z

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  37. Tess, This is absolutely wonderful!

    Sorry I've been missing lately but have been busy on a manuscript for Harlequin's So You Think You Can Write competition. Voting is underway today and the next eight days. If you have time please stop. If you like what you read I would appreciate your vote. Here's the link:

    http://www.soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com/manuscripts/crossroads/

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    1. My haiku came first then I saw this picture. Serendipity.

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    2. I will! And best of luck to you, my friend!

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  38. Splendid words for a splendid place.

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  39. Good enough to eat, Miss Kincaid, shades of little red riding hood.

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  40. There's another world in a fig... or was it the bed? Hm. Nice piece!

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  41. Life should be messy sometimes! This is a delicious write Tess!!

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  42. a sensuous naked lunch indeed. figs too remind me of Edna, didnt she write about them?

    I am sure you have seen the film "The Woodmans" available on Netflix. Perhaps I learned of it via yourself.

    But have you seen Black Butterflies about a south african poet.? I thought it excellent though intense. available on Netflix and Netflix streaming

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    1. Thanks for the suggestions, Suki! Adding them to my queue...

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  43. Luscious and subtly lusty. A little different to breakfast side of the bed...........dangerously wicked!

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  44. My tails have been at the dry cleaners, and my patent leather shoes at the menders, but I have no ball to attend. I wonder why?

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  45. This is awesome! :D I love this! :D "lunch side of the bed".... amazing!

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  46. I love every sensual line of this, Tess! What's the other side of the bed called?

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  47. This was so wonderful it gave me a sweet shiver. One of your best everever, Tess. My favorite (god, I really love this stanza!):
    Meet me in that place
    known only as splendid,

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  48. Love the poem. The photo gives me the absolute weebers!

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  49. i loved "lunch side of bed"
    inspirational
    I can say no more
    speechless with delight and
    wonder
    Ace

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Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.
― O. Henry (and me)