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Crimped Memory

As eventide drew its curtains around us, there was nothing tame about it when I went into the woods with him, for even though the moon beamed pearlescent in its inky sky, the wind was howling through the trees. And though the weather - for the bluster of the wind - was inclement, I could not deny my growing ardor. As if in tune with the wind, we pressed ourselves like feral creatues of the shadows against each other. We fell beneath an oak whose constant rustle of leaves became a metronome that measured our two hearts’ steady thrum. Stronger and then stronger still, the oak’s leaves fluttered as I rolled with him in ecstacy on the forest’s floor. It was as if he had the ability to plumb the very depths of my desire. I look back on that night remembering the every passionately delicious detail and how even the next day, the tang of his lips on mine remained. Decades later, I reminisce about – like the worn pages of an intensely romantic journal entry that have many times been unfolded and then refolded - the memory of that night which he crimped within my mind. April 4, 2021 for John Hamilton's Eight Word Bardenesque Challenge Poetry Contest

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Date: 4/18/2021 7:21:00 PM
Love this, sweet lady. It's gorgeous. God bless you always. Love, Gina
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Date: 4/18/2021 4:33:00 PM
Congrats Andrea on this excellent write, very close to what Greg would write, unfortunately you gave yourself away by using him, doubtful Greg would write a romantic write about him. lol! Congrats anyway on a great write and win!
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Date: 4/6/2021 7:23:00 PM
That does seem like a great starting point ... gives you stuff to work with and let your imagination flow. I think I’ve only done one contest that involved using a specific set of words. They were five words involving water like precipitation, hydration, crystallization etc., (words I would never think of including in a poem!) .... but it ended up become one of my post popular poems.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/6/2021 9:01:00 PM
I am not positive but Cinder Girl may have come from Buzz words. I am pretty sure some of my most popular poems did, such as Tale of Fire and Ice! It's pretty cool how that can work out!
Date: 4/6/2021 8:57:00 AM
Rolling on the forest floor with the one you love ... that is quite the fantasy (were it me I’d prefer the beach .... less ticks ;) ) Jokes aside, you did a good job with the words provided. It’s always a great adventure seeing what one can do with a random set of words ... course you’ve definitely had some practice beforehand with your “It Was in September” poem! Lol.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/6/2021 3:56:00 PM
I once belonged to a poetry group where we used "buzz words" The winner chosen among us each week would give ten words to us all to use in a poem. I think I have over a hundred poems here based off those Buzz poem challenges. It really is a great way to be inspired.
Date: 4/5/2021 6:47:00 PM
Passionate memories, and delicious imagery, wish you luck in the contest Andrea
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/5/2021 9:36:00 PM
also "made up" memories, my friend. you think I'd roll around naked on the ground in a wind storm? hahaha. I am delighted you liked the delicious imagery, however.
Date: 4/5/2021 7:11:00 AM
Andrea, That terrific rustle in the leaves and pages of a journal. Delicious should of been the ninth. -Richard
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/5/2021 9:01:00 PM
ok, now I've got your joke!!
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Date: 4/5/2021 7:30:00 PM
Aren't you entering this poem in JH's Eight word Bardenesque challenge? -Richard
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/5/2021 7:33:00 AM
hey what does this mean? Delicious should of been the ninth
Date: 4/5/2021 6:30:00 AM
Difficult words. I tried it. Let's both hope for the best.
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Date: 4/5/2021 4:56:00 AM
Passionate journal entry it is. Enjoyed your poem reminiscing in memories. All the best, Andrea.
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