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Nectar of the Poisonous

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Nectar of the Poisonous

A drop of nectar
Looks much the same 
As a drop of venom

And a forked tongue
Will scratch at the teeth behind
A fair smile

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 2:51:00 PM
    Boy you hit that one on the head! :) Very nice Caleb.

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 5:07:00 PM
    thanks for reading my sapphic stanza. Hope you will try it. Once you understand the meter, it's not that difficult, except that you have to see a model poem and try to make your words fit that same odd meter. not typical way of English!!

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 5:24:00 PM
    just dropping by to say hi. I bet you are camping or something!!!

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 6:15:00 PM
    This is brilliant. The picture it paints, stunning. :)

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 8:15:00 PM
    A great way to describe the innocent front that evil can put on. Brilliant write. SuZ

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:11:00 AM
    --sometimes I look at the word and do a double take since it looks wrong, but you look at it another day and it looks like it's spelled right and all along it Was spelled correctly...also thank you for your inspiring thoughts on that collab with David, it was fun and challenging to write!

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:08:00 AM
    Very true observations you have here, Caleb-- really great and unique ways of saying "looks can be deceiving"... you're welcome, my eyes keep on honing on those sneaky and missing letters. You know what? I checked it again & rearranged the structure & it looks like "stand" seems to be more correct: like if you say "two cedars stand among the oaks", & not "stands" -- just me overthinking & might be wrong. You know how it is sometimes, looks wrong, but it is actually right? Like with some spelling

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 2:31:00 PM
    rereading this superb poetry. I thought there was one more recent one of yours I had not seen yet. Let me find out. If you see no more of me, it's because I caught up!!

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 10:42:00 PM
    Hmm a splendid comparison in poem so sublime! Wow. I hope u read mine too.

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 5:57:00 PM
    oooh, very clever, my friend. MY it is so good seeing you back here again. And I will save some of your several posts to savor later when you may be dry with poetry again! (what kind of teenager were you, for my blog if you please?)

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 5:41:00 PM
    Oh, this is simply awesome! Straight to my faves! I love the images and the double meaning in this one. I agree with Becca below - You need to start printing your poems on plaques! I would hang them in my house!

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 11:43:00 AM
    Caleb...you are wise beyond your years, my dear! :) Good one!