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My Five Senses



The pitch the peak of senses piqued
each completely


Let me see

searching my memory 
biking down Laurier
locking eyes with a hawk flying in the opposite lane
is probably my most memorable favourite sight seen


Epitome of sound

if I went bird I couldn't pick only one
so another favourite song
the resting heartbeat
of a well loved machine
that deep rolling hum
felt before seen

the sound of love
so not that different from a bird


Smell's

another hard sense to pin down
puppy breath is one that'll have me rolling on the ground


Can't touch this

dancing rapt wrapped in a python
feeling the weight of it's smooth cool mass
feeling me

never more embraced


And then there's taste

this one's the most fun
Ripe Organic BC Bing Cherries
shared with a girlfriend over Scrabble
we lost track of each other
the game
everything

taking tiny little bites
enthralled with the pop of the skin
the sweet swollen flesh 
scarlet oozing streaming down our...

I looked at her
and said what we both were thinking 

"I feel like a dirty old man."



We finally got the cherry thing!





07/28/18


Viv Wigley's 
Five Senses Poetry Contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 8/21/2018 3:20:00 PM
Congrats on your winning work ..Way to go.. Sara
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 8/21/2018 4:49:00 PM
Thank you Sara! I may have had too much fun with this one ;) xomo!
Date: 8/16/2018 7:12:00 AM
Congratulations on your win! A unique and humorous poem about the five senses. Enjoyed reading the clever well thought-out verses. A fav for me! :)
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 8/16/2018 8:05:00 AM
Thank you so much Susan! Surprised myself with how well this came together ;) cheers lovely! xomo :))
Date: 8/15/2018 7:41:00 PM
Our senses are very uniquely imaged in your poem's Narrative presentation, Maureen! Congratulations on your Podium win! Hugs, Sandra
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 8/16/2018 8:02:00 AM
Thank you Sandra! This was such a fun contest to write for, going through memory sensory inventory ;) I had no idea how this one would be received, I'm tickled pink! A lovely day to you dear poetess, xomo
Date: 8/14/2018 3:58:00 PM
I am back and so happy to see this outstanding humorous poem in the top three Mo. I have never made his list either until now. He likes more meat (longer poems) than I can provide. Congratulations on being in the top three! I loved your entry and will fave it. : ) xxoo
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 8/14/2018 7:13:00 PM
Thank you so much Connie! But no! Not so! We do this to ourselves *sigh* Sieve for brains I did win a silver in his love letter to an animal contest with a... haiku~<3 xomo!
Date: 8/14/2018 12:13:00 PM
Well done Maureen... HIGH FIVE - Loved it. Congratulations!! :)
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 8/14/2018 7:28:00 PM
High Five! Awesome Thank you! :) xomo
Date: 8/14/2018 10:11:00 AM
I love the way you 'categorized each of the senses, in such a unique and rich manner. This one left me smiling !! Loved the humor !!! Congrats to you, Maureen !!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 8/15/2018 7:13:00 AM
Thank you Carrie! Such a fun contest! Hugs :)) xomo!
Date: 8/14/2018 8:54:00 AM
I enjoyed this so much, Maureen! I love cherries! The dog’s breath had me chuckling! Congrats!! Fave!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 8/15/2018 7:15:00 AM
Thank you Kim! Gotta watch those puppies, trying to get a whiff, those tiny puppy teeth hurt the nose ;) Hugs! xomo
Date: 8/6/2018 2:46:00 AM
Great senses, Kai
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 8/12/2018 9:20:00 PM
Thank you!! :) xomo
Date: 8/1/2018 10:39:00 AM
Very entertaining and descriptive, Maureen! Janice
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 8/1/2018 1:30:00 PM
Thank you Janice! This contest a treat to write for :)) xomo!
Date: 8/1/2018 10:07:00 AM
I think this is wonderful Maureen, I sit looking a cloudless sky, smelling the country air, feeling the warm sun rays on my muscular body, listening to the birds singing, eating ripe watermelon, reading this excellent poetry, life is so good. Well written my friend. :))
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 8/1/2018 9:33:00 PM
;p
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Roy Pett
Date: 8/1/2018 3:02:00 PM
Fantasy can’t fool you!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 8/1/2018 1:29:00 PM
Mmmm muscles ;) what were you saying? xomo
Date: 7/31/2018 8:41:00 AM
A wonderful narrative with a great ending, Maureen. But I did like the sense of smell too - that of a puppy breath. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/31/2018 2:07:00 PM
If we could bottle that smell! ;) Thank you Teppo, xomo
Date: 7/30/2018 3:23:00 PM
Maureen, you dirty old......well anyway this is a masterful display of your wondrous word mania. Way to take the theme to new heights(and possible depths). I'll be laughing every time I think about that last line....
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/30/2018 3:49:00 PM
Giggles ;) I'll take that. I did waver on posting this one, but figure there's far more explicit stuff posted here, and this is after all my truth. I like "word mania" ;D Thank you! And laugh on, that happened over a decade ago and it still cracks me up. xomo!
Date: 7/30/2018 2:18:00 PM
Tartest, tangiest cherries ever bled, I mean read. :) gw
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/30/2018 2:26:00 PM
LOL! Nah, the sweetest cherries eaten by the tartiest of friends! ;p xomo!
Date: 7/30/2018 2:17:00 PM
Tartest cherries ever bled, I mean read. :) gw
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/30/2018 2:27:00 PM
Lol...
Date: 7/30/2018 1:30:00 PM
Beautiful narrative, it feels like you have turned your soul onto its side and poured her onto the paper. I approve heartily of course!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/30/2018 2:29:00 PM
Thank you Caren! This one is a little scary honest ;) wasn't sure I'd be getting any comments at all <3 xomo!
Date: 7/30/2018 12:03:00 AM
that is really putting it out there like it is i love it, and thank you for your kind words one of these days i'll learn how to respond to comments left, until then this is the only way i know how, once again thank you,and i truly enjoyed this poem....
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/30/2018 6:49:00 AM
Yeah, I do do that ;) You are so welcome! Thank You! Took me a little while figure that out too, observant only when it comes to bugs n' birds apparently. Cheer! xomo
Date: 7/29/2018 11:12:00 PM
Haha...you have a magnificent imagination that thrills with humor Mo. I loved this write and I will bet Viv will too! : )
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/30/2018 6:41:00 AM
Tee hee hee ;) every word is true! Except "scarlet" poetic liscence, cherry red too obvious lol! I've never won a Wigley, there's always a first ;p Thank you so much Connie! xomo <3
Date: 7/29/2018 4:57:00 PM
Oh, you really are something, Mo! I feel sure in some parallel universe in time and place we could have been bosom buddies growing up! What a geat thought. Thanks for this sensory write. Love it. Jaclyn
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/29/2018 8:01:00 PM
I have no doubts. And yeahh ;p someth'n <3 Thank You Lovely! xomo o o
Date: 7/29/2018 4:51:00 PM
wow, what an interesting ending!! Very creative take on this challenge theme!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/29/2018 8:07:00 PM
Thank you Andrea, my muse really went for it, I'm delighted and surprised. ;) xomo!
Date: 7/29/2018 12:54:00 PM
Delightful way to display the five senses dearest, Maureen! A joy to read! Good luck!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/29/2018 8:14:00 PM
Thank you sweet D! Gotta say that was my single most incredible moment on a bike, the hawk was using traffic to surprise attack the sparrows! xomo
Date: 7/29/2018 12:23:00 PM
dealt nicely with five senses. Love.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/29/2018 8:24:00 PM
Thank you Anisha <3 xomo
Date: 7/28/2018 11:26:00 PM
When it comes to fun writing....wish I could see you dancing with a python:) All in all I prefer the cherry. Great write. xovb
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/29/2018 7:27:00 AM
In my wee twenties, hanging out at a DJ's house, dancing in the dark to trance techno coiled in his snake, a stunning sensory memory! Ah but the cherries! Mind blowingly delicious, any since have practically tasted like cardboard. Thank you Victor! xomo <3