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to Yellow Plum (in blue
china bowl):

      
     afternoon's slit of sun slips
     between thick curtains
     & woos you to ripeness.
    
     it chooses you
     not for flecks of honey-russet
     held low in your seam of shadows,
     nor your symmetry & swell;
     but because
     
     you slink in shade, sink
     behind green pear & clementine

     & cannot hide
     from each spear of light
     that ricochets
     through--

     even now
     nested warm
     against these lips

     even now:
     a tea-stain stone
     hugging close
     the trashbin floor.
For #transliterations' Prompt No. 9: [link]

Inspired by Femme 138 by *sagittariusgallery

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Found this idea and just went along with it... at least I'm writing. Please tell me what you think.

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:bulletyellow: Check out the rest of the submissions here: [link]
:bulletyellow: A fruity poem worth reading: Swollen Cherry by =angelStained

EDIT: Oh gee, thank you so much! I was down with a fever for most of yesterday, so seeing this is more than enough consolation for this dang cold. This poem felt like a 'breakthrough' of sorts for me, so I'm really happy that it was chosen. What more can I say than: VIVE LA POESIE!

edit(2): wanted to fix the end for a while, finally decided to get it done with. I think it's better, not sure if I should've just cut out the last two strophes.
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to Yellow Plum by ~Quelythe ( Suggested by jswebb and Featured by wreckling )
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ForPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your poem has been featured in this blog post [link]
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Quelythe Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! Sorry for the late response.
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Writer
:w00t: I've featured your piece here!



:heart: Stephany
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Quelythe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much, sorry for the belated reply :hug:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Writer
You're welcome and it's fine. <3
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Fantastic imagery; and belated congratulations on the DD.
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RiFlight Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like the alliterative style to this poem. I like to write like that myself, so you could call me biased. LOL
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLD (Daily Literature Deviations) in a news article that can be found here: [link]

Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

Keep writing and keep creating.
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mreid973 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Deceptively simple. Wonderful. Congratulations on the DD.
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Quelythe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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