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The Merry Mistress and her Quill

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The Merry Mistress and her Quill

To arms to arms, she cries this soul carefree
as she advances the words fly from her quill,
with her wit she poses a counter-riposte
lancing ripening spoils so they can spill.

All rancor fell before her bold advance
her laughter lightens his sour temperament.
Ma oui, the Mistress invited him to dance,
"engarde," she winks, then lunges with consent.

Ungloved, they dance across the pearl white page,
each double entendre brings a dampening blow
not circumspect, but with aplomb she stages
a mutual downfall while they were all aglow.

The finer points of nibs and quill, be damned
what matters most was the Mistress got her man. 


Inspired By Giorgio Veneto's Riposte


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  1. Date: 10/17/2013 4:35:00 PM

    I really liked this poem, Debbie, it is a very clever sequel to Giorgio's work! I loved that you didn't make this merry mistress a "damsel in distress". She can certainly take care of herself! Wonderful work!...Thank you very much for the kind comments. I really appreciate it!

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 8:43:00 PM

    Hi Debbie....love this enchanting, clever and delightful write. I hope you always entice the quill to dance. Hugs

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:25:00 PM

    Quite dashing! my lady! Jamesy

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 9:48:00 AM

    As always, you are the site's Picasso with style that stands on it's own, beautifully, you have that signature and should be proud of it. soup mail

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 2:12:00 PM

    Interesting work inspired by Giorgio..That would be foul to be lancing those boils..Sara

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 9/20/2013 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YUP Sara I'm trying to think of something else!!
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 1:42:00 PM

    Hi Debbie, A debonair of a write..I liked this one from you.. Ken

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 4:59:00 PM

    I am a huge fan of Giorgio's poetry.......(and of course your own)......so what's not to like here?????? Not one thing!! :) love it!

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 11:37:00 PM

    Loved the ending on this one, and the part where they danced across a pearl white page. Awesome!

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:57:00 PM

    enjoyed your play on words in this piece, lovely poem :)

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:06:00 PM

    Lovely poem Debbie, nice to see you here on the soup today. Thank you also for congratulating me on my win. Hugs and love always Gail :)

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 4:26:00 PM

    :) Then all is well that ends well! ;) Lovely little dance across the page there, my dear! Hugs!