any other name!”
She looks sweetly at
him, the centre of her
world, or so he thinks, oblivious
to her machinations. Machiavelli would have paled
in her shadow. She allows him a kiss,
pressing his finger to the rose’s thorn. The pain
sears his finger, but doesn’t reach his heart. Not yet.
I feel like I’m flitting from one prompt to another at the moment, a little like a butterfly. Maybe I’ll settle for a particular selection, maybe I won’t. It’s not a bad thing to investigate what’s out there, is it?
Anyway, this is another prompt I settled up, courtesy of Michael. His poem ‘The Black Rose’ is full of beautiful memories, but he has the black rose to link him to his past, so it’s not a mournful poem by any stretch of the imagination.
I took a different turn to the prompt, which you can find at A Dash of Sunny, and is focused on roses this month. It’s not that I’m not romantic, but it’s not my natural writing bent, if you will. So… love can be what we want to see it as, rather than what it is. Such is human nature. I hope my male lover learns the truth before the pain of discovery becomes unbearable! And in case you were wondering, the poetry form is an Etheree.
Why not pop on over to A Dash of Sunny, take part in the prompt, or just read the other entries?
26 thoughts on “All That Glisters – Prompt Nights: A Dash of Sunny”
Freya so much in so few words a lover oblivious to his lovers real needs, such potential sadness for one or both. I like what you did with this and thanks for the mention. I actually tried another new prompt this weekend as I find some I have been with a while are not stimulating me anymore.
Thank you, Michael, and you are welcome!
Few words, powerful image. Some people just love to hurt others
Indeed they do. Thank you.
Whistles!!! My goodness Freya this is absolutely incredible 😀 first of all welcome to Prompt Nights 😀 I am so pleased to see you here ❤❤ Secondly, I just love your perspective as you shed light on these lovers and their tangled emotions. Beautifully haunting. Thank you so much for your kind participation 😀
Lots of love,
Thank you, Sanaa, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! And thank you so much for the warm welcome 🙂
A wonderful twist in the tale – and thorn in the heart – you used the prompt uniquely and also love the image too
Thank you so much!
The last two words, the “Not yet”, add layers upon layers of possibilities. That guy won’t know what prickled him… until it’s way too late, it seems.
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, Magaly! (I love your name, by the way!).
rose is not without its thorn…sigh…
Thank you for reading and commenting, Sumana! Indeed, a rose is not without its thorn.
I loved your piece – it’s been on my mind all afternoon.
Great words Freya :D….I love me a bit of intrigue and a rose could make a wonderful form of subtle assassination XXX
Thank you! Oooooh, I do like your idea 😉
Great use of the Etheree, Freya. Got to watch out for those thorns. Before you know it…
Thank you, Victoria! Indeed, you do have to watch out for them…
Your etheree is so beautifully done, I wouldn’t have noticed it was one if you hadn’t told me. The story is wicked! (In the best possible way.)
Thank you so much!
Ha. She sounds like quite a secret temptress! Whoa! k.
I think she is!
Love is always a risk, the fragrance and the thorn, I enjoyed your poem.
Indeed it is – thank you so much!
Ah, we risk the thorns to draw love closer to us. Beautiful piece
Indeed we do – thank you!
When first falling in love we do not know our lovers well at all but must be willing for that to emerge slowly till the proof of a lasting relationship is possible. Often we are are blinded by transient qualities rather than the lasting ones!
Yes… Infatuation has a lot to answer for! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment 🙂