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Taunting the Dragon

My head against the doorframe, I love to watch him work
Almost jealous  of the devotion, and the motion* of his hands
I am surprised at the green-eyed dragon** that lurks within my mind, 
as he rubs the pungent oil, into muscles*** of the pine.

With rolled up sleeves, a sweaty brow, and rough, sandpaper hands.
he hones a smile, along the aisle of every strand of wood
With smooth, even strokes, a time-worn cloak is peeled back and removed,
where the onion skin of years are entombed beneath the golden grain

He groans with satisfaction, (this  Frankenstein, of mine),
while something someone, once tossed away, 
is brought to life,  back from the dead

Shimmering sheen of patina gleams, while the morning light is sliding in
and preens through the window, nearly simmering with delight
If I didn't know better, I would think there was a swirl of smoke in air
as the warmth of the wood, sizzles, and the crest of the sun gets high

Back and forth, his large knuckled fronds, proudly weave their magic

He has no awareness of the passion engrained on his face, like polished wood,
while my own passion, aroused by the savory scent of linseed
and reaction from watching his arms move across, in back and forth gyration,
while my hips keep rhythm to the old, 1956 fan swiveling in the window,
and a grimy coated radio, playing soft music from the Beatles

There are swarming nests of sawdust , cart-wheeling in the air,
a strand of hair, falls out of place.......and I cannot tear my eyes from here 
The sensuality, taunting simple eyes have begged to stay 

I stare and marvel, for awhile
A shiver up my spine, let the light all
                            release my trancelike state of mind,
                                          and let my fingers trace

9/14/14   For Deb's Contest: "Designed By Devise"

*.......internal rhyme
** ....metaphor



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  1. Date: 9/14/2014 10:18:00 PM

    WOW! Good luck in the contest.
  1. Date: 9/14/2014 4:53:00 PM

    excellent piece of writing
  1. Date: 9/14/2014 4:39:00 PM

    Okies Carrie on the bottom make a ledger? *internal rhyme [devotion/motion] I don't understand what the next ones are [probably metaphor? if so use] **metaphor/dragon compared to jealous mind then ***personification muscles of pine if you still don't get it send me mail hon we want the read to be able to go back and see examples of the devices. Light & Love [you only need to use the asterisks for 3 devices]
  1. Date: 9/14/2014 4:37:00 PM

    Bravo, Bravo, Clap Clap Clap ~ It's About Time That Your Amazing Poetic Heart Finally Let Her Hair Down ~ So Sweet ***