Posts Tagged ‘tempt’

Compare The Cold Sunrise And Be Grateful: Revolutionary Blogging Sonnet

February 7, 2016

SoCal Palm tree sunset -- warm sea breeze at San Clemente BeachShe would send me photos/
of tall SoCal tropical trees/
silhouetted in the red sunset;/
dancing in the warm sea breeze.

As if to entice me/
to visit and to stay./
To warm my feet in the sand/
and watch the palm trees sway.

I returned the photo favor/
of a frigid, streaming sunrise:/
A frosted cottonwood silhouetted/
against cold blue mountain skies.

T’was not to tempt her, nor to say I was coldly sad,/
but to remind her to be grateful for the warm beauty she had.
Cold Sanpete County frosted cottonwood sunrise


His Best Refuge When She Didn’t Care: Romantic ConTEXTing Poetic Lament

August 15, 2012

He’d never understood
Why she
Knowing him,
Liking him,
Desiring him,
Would dangle him,
taunt him,
Tempt him,
And leave him,
Day after day,
Hour by hour
Wanting more.

One word
No insight.
No sharing.
No understanding.

He knew she
Was often
In pain.

He’d seen her through
Those body-wracking torments,
As well as emotional
And discomforts.

Yet when his heart ached
And his soul cried
And his heart yearned,
his only refuge
Seemed to be
As it always was:
In silent,
With the Infinite
For forever.

Continental to Inconsequential: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

May 7, 2011

You’re so temptingly/
continental, my thoughts are/

Avoiding Morning Temptation: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

April 14, 2011

A voice from before/
to flirt with. It’s tempting to /
call and be sordid.

Lunging And Plunging: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

March 25, 2011

He was tempted to/
describe lunging and plunging,/
(just to make her greener.)

The Late Temptation To Flirt: Romantic ConTEXTing Iambic Haiku

August 16, 2010

It is, again, so/
tempting to flirt, late, with you./
Wonder what you’ll do?