the amygdala of the family
not the primitive
examine the chess board
you’ll find him the rook
sliding on her diagonals
following the click
of her tongue
no need to be anxious
the lava flow from that volcano
is the cherry
on Mont Blanc
watch her work
her amnesia spell
on all those wooly beasts
for Shawna at rosemary mint
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What an absolutely delightful poem. As usual this is simply good work. Delicious too–at least for the ears and eyes.
Thank you. I’ve really enjoyed reading your Keats inspired epic. I always appreciate your visits and kind comments. Wish both of you well. 🙂
I’ve been missing new poems lately, Yousei Hime, and I keep checking, hoping… By the way thanks for reading the epic.
I’ll try. Things have been very busy and hectic, and honestly, my thoughts have not been on writing. The longing is still there, just quieter than usual. Thanks for the gentle prodding. 🙂 Oh, and the epic, was wonderful to read. I kept wishing for illustrations to complete the spell.
Very clever…and yummy pic to boot!
Well, thank you kindly. I really want some of that dessert tonight. Good thing I don’t have any. 😉
Gorgeous! And what a dessert!
Congrats on finishing your dissertation. That’s worthy of such a dessert without a doubt. 😉
Just posted a new word list. 🙂 It’s pretty and sweet this time.
Alright. I’ll take a bleary-eyed look at it and see what I can do tomorrow. 😉
BEAUTIFUL ~ Deborah
Thank you. That one word means a lot. 🙂
Oh, I just love this whole poem, but especially:
…on Mont Blanc
watch her work
her amnesia spell
on all those wooly beasts…
Great : )
Welcome. Thank you for reading and commenting. Mont Blanc seems to be capturing most readers’ attentions. Perhaps the picture helps. 😉 I look forward to seeing you again.
Is that just a whipped topping or stiff egg white – I can’t seem to find the correct spelling for that?
I can imagine your matriarch as a little powerful woman, just clicking her tongue to get what she wants ready to topple any mastodon that she perceives as a threat. And the very first to attack that yummy treat! I must admit I have not ever seen that before. You made the word list fit with a silky smooth tantalizing ease. Well done!
I added to my story verse, here:
To be honest, I’ve never made it before. As far as I can tell from Googling, it is a chestnut puree piled on a meringue. Here is a recipe. Glad you enjoyed the poem. I’ll visit your story verse soon. Thank you for the link.
A cunning weave of neurobiology, paleontology, chess and desserts to die for, in observing He and She at work. Sort of an inkblot of the heart. – Brendan
Welcome. Inkblot indeed, in more ways than one. 😉 It was an interesting wordset to work with. I’ve read but not commented on much of your writing lately. I apologize for the latter omission. Just wanted you to know I’m enjoying it all. When life slows down just a bit more (and I’ve caught up with my backlog of blog reading–almost there!) I’ll leave you fan love notes like before.
This is fun, and a great job on those words, which go in a very unexpected direction, one which has me quietly drooling in a my corner of cyberspace, where there will never be a Mont Blanc with a cherry. :c Unless, of course, i figure out how to make one. ;_)
I hear you. I’m better off not googling the recipe myself. Picture looks mighty tempting though. Thankfully I have two teenage boys and a bottomless pit beanpole husband who can remove most temptations from the house before I’ve consumed more than a spoonful. Thanks for coming by and daydreaming with me.
Great imagery, nice piece.
Thank you for visiting and commenting. Happy to share it with you.
A whole family portrait here! k.
Might be, but not mine. I’m certainly not calling the shots. 😉
That is language that slips and leaves a sweetness on the tongue like the chestnut cream meringue of a Mont Blanc. Wonderful!
Thank you very much. And now I absolutely have to try one of those someday…chestnut cream meringue. *drooling*
very imaginative. but the rook moving in diagonals? what would spock say???
He’d probably scold me for thinking only in two dimensions. Weren’t they playing three dimensional chess? 😉 Love the comment and the visit.
What great imagery…I specially like the last stanza ~ Thanks for sharing ~
Welcome and thank you for reading. It was fun writing this.
I’m trying to tear my eyes away from that picture to read the poem. 🙂
Okay, first off, I love “She” on its own line to draw out the word and give it emphasis. Clearly “She” will be at the center of this poem.
“you’ll find him the rook sliding on her diagonals” … Oh my gosh. I love this. He must be a rule-breaker, since rooks can’t move diagonally. He must be totally abandoning the game to chase after her. Incidentally, the bishop is my favorite chess piece. But so rarely used. 😦
“following the click of her tongue” … Ooh, a clicking tongue can be hypnotic. I’m already thinking a bit of sorcery is up her sleeve. 😉
“the cherry on Mont Blanc” … What a nice touch!
Ha ha! Love the ending. What a creative combination of the words, girl. Great job. 🙂 I’m so happy you wrote for me again this week!
Who knows, maybe it will become a habit. 😉 Glad you enjoyed it.
Let’s hope so!
Oh come on. You’re totally just trying to tease me with that picture! Is this to get back at me for talking about desserts all the time and messing up your diet? 😉
Hehehe. Revenge is a dish best served…with chocolate. 😉
Agreed! And raspberry sauce.
That is one “heavy” dessert! And a well spun eat. 😉
Thank you. 🙂 I’d like to try one of those one day…when I’ve lost more weight and feel I can handle it and instead of being “handled” by it. 😉
🙂 🙂 🙂
dessert sounds like fun times to me you know…..nice spin on shawnas words this week as well…
Spin is the right word to describe them. It felt like I just tossed them up, grabbed one, and let it lead the others. 😉 Thank’s for letting me share them with you.
i’ll still drop in and say hi…smiles.
Aw…*blushes* Thanks. 😀
Very nice work. I really think the second stanza is outstanding. Thanks
Welcome and thank you for coming by and reading. I appreciate the comment on the second stanza. I’ll confess, I’m sure I had any deep meaning in it. I was just having fun with the words at that point. Hope to see you again.
A very nice poem connected to an old well known pen and wristwatch manufacturer Mont Blanc. Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga
Wristwatch? I didn’t know that. I knew about the pens though. And of course, the dessert. Yum yum. Thanks for reading. 😀
Mostly handwind, automatic and complication models wristwatches.
Learn something new every day … and I’m only seven minutes into this day. 😉
nice poem, I get amazed at reading for these prompt the things everyone comes up with is amazing as we all have to use the same words.
I agree. It is fascinating. I found myself looking for the mastodon in the word pile in each one. 😉 Thank you for coming by and sharing this one.
LOL … “looking for the mastodon”