Sunday, February 24, 2013

Garterless




I see your subtleties,
your miscellaneous ―
like the thrill when I realize
I'm wearing two different socks.
Unmatched love crept up,
woolly, without garters,
more endearing
than the very best toe-curling.
I want to take it undarned
from your top drawer,
hang it on my mantel,
fill it – unstoppable.


tk/February 2013


Venus de Milo with Drawers - Salvador Dali, 1936

44 comments:

  1. A nice take on this Venus not in blue jeans.

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  2. Love the socks and woolly love toe-curling.

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  3. Original, sly and quite enjoyable...

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  4. Right up your alley, woolly sock lady - LOL.
    "Unmatched love crept up,
    woolly, without garters,
    more endearing
    than the very best toe-curling...." - so creative

    BTW, I just watched the film 'Bright Star' about 19th C John Keats and the love of his life, Fanny Brawne. It's a good film if you can find it. I believe you'll enjoy it too. And Keats was around 25 when dying of TB, broke and penniless though he had an estate waiting for him that he didn't know he could cash in to. He also didn't become renown till after his death. So sad. In the film, the young actor reads a lot like Stainforth in his accent and expressions. Good job, R.A.D.

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    1. Yes I know that film...Jane Campion always does an excellent job...I'm glad you like my poem and Stainforth's read...

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  5. I've seen that Venus! Another treasure housed at the Art Institute of Chicago. Speaking of treasures...Willow Manor houses one, that is for sure. Thank you for this quintessential tk poem, and yes, I make bold to borrow one of your favorite words.

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    1. Thank you Dr. Linthead...love the way quintessential rolls off the tongue...and not just because it contains "tess"...

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  6. A very interesting take on these famous drawers.

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  7. Lovely...poetry that reaches in, while presenting socks...what a line...the'thrill' took some time to sink in - I like that, the accidental uniqueness..was wonderfully readable, in the way that repeated readings give more. Thanks!

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  8. I really like the toe-curling!

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  9. I adore this! I shouldn't have read it... I usually wait to read until I have written my piece for the Magpie prompts... otherwise I get intimidated - yes this is just perfect and goes splendidly with the photo. I wonder, did you write this in response to it or found it afterwards.

    Sigh - I'm off to now try to do some original thinking...

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  10. A very particular woolly - black and almost fishnet- thanks !

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  11. love the second stanza! Cheers!

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  12. Venus and garters on wooly socks? How DALI-esque. :-)

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  13. Filled to the brim stockings hanging from your mantle ... I like it.

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  14. LOVE THIS, you are absolutely fantastic. Much love! I've been missing my bloggy friends.

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  15. That's fab. And you've included your trademark woolly socks! Bravo!

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  16. I love the word wooly. I remember those sexy garters. What a trip. You never fail to amaze me.

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  17. Brilliant take on Venus! Love the wooly socks! :-)

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  18. Ha! Superb! Great start to my day -- this and the prompt itself. Thanks for both.

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  19. Toerifficlly clever and delicious too!

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  20. A FABULOUS *Tessian* Poem - and who to better bring it to life - than Monsieur Stainforth! Bravi to both!

    Tess, I read your last post....it's sad when things shift (even good ones like the success of your poems)...we all had such fun at the height of our *Blogging Madness*, didn't we! Those Willow Balls were extraordinary! Perhaps it's Winter, perhaps just the changing times...but so many (myself included) seem to blog less.... I hope you won't give it up entirely.... but if so, see you on *FB* for sure.

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  21. Know you love your wooly socks..love this too, only you!

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  22. Nothing better than good socks hanging around boring drawers. Full of fun and drama are your words.

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  23. unique.. so well written..
    unadorned love:) undarned.

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  24. Luscious words Tess - rich with promise.

    Anna :o]

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  25. ooh the un-documented life of socks...... there is so much we don't know!!

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  26. Fantastic again. You have articulated a sensation that I never even realized I had. (The joy of unintentionally unmatched socks: a microcosm for the joy of whimsy I see in your poem!) Bravo.

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  27. Sly as a fox, and such a good reading!

    =)

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  28. Aw, I'm getting the warm fuzzies...

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  29. I feel all snuggy after this! Wonderful reading as usual! ♥

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  30. I thought it was cute until I heard the man read it. So funny about the unmatched socks! I enjoyed his reading especially. Please thank him!

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  32. Quirky - the words the clip - excellent and a very clever contribution :-) 2 different socks...yup the washing machine ate the other to the pair.

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