Curiosity – quadrille for dVerse.

Curiosity
says eat me drink me
takes the narrowest path
slips between the trees
curiosity turns back
the white linen sheet
hot wax drips
cinnamon-scented skin sleeping god
curiosity fumbles              frantic
slick key screaming lock
pulls back         the curtain
lets in the light

a curiosity quadrille for dVerse. Thank you, Whimsygizmo. Lovely prompt.

17 thoughts on “Curiosity – quadrille for dVerse.

  1. This is just fantastic, Sarah. I love the Alice moments found here, and the personification of curiosity. I want to read this one again and again. So good.

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  2. Welcome back, Sarah ❤ There is something very naughty-sounding in your poem that always chums up with that thing called curiosity. Loving the friskiness of your wordplay and love how it moves across the page.

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  3. I love the shape and spacing of your quadrille, Sarah, which make it airy and light, with room for cinnamon scent and light to seep in. I also love the hint of Alice in the opening lines. it’s so lovely to read your words again.

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  4. Your “sleeping god” reminded me that revisionist want to remove the kiss from SNOW WHITE and SLEEPING BEAUTY, because it was done without consent.

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  5. Yes, the sparseness really makes this poem. I especially love the pulling back of the curtains to let in the light. I need light the way I need oxygen, I think.

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