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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

     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


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


: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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ForPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your poem has been featured in this blog post [link]
Quelythe Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! Sorry for the late response.
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Writer
:w00t: I've featured your piece here!

:heart: Stephany
Quelythe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much, sorry for the belated reply :hug:
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Writer
You're welcome and it's fine. <3
HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Fantastic imagery; and belated congratulations on the DD.
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
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.
mreid973 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Deceptively simple. Wonderful. Congratulations on the DD.
Quelythe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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