Honeysuckle

It never was
because she kissed me,
when we were drunk on seaweed,
or the way she cuddled me
in furious perfume.

It wasn’t even love
     that night.

It was the carmine reek
of drowsy honeysuckle
that muddled minds
that caged us to convicts.

The kiss by Man Ray

Quadrille for De at dVerse. The word is muddle, and as usual we have to use exactly 44 words including the given words.
Come join us.

May 7, 2018

35 responses to “Honeysuckle

  1. I LOVE this poem, Bjorn! And you have the word ‘cuddled’ too! I especially love the lines:
    ‘when we were drunk on seaweed’
    and
    ‘It was the carmine reek
    of drowsy honeysuckle’.
    The buds on our honeysuckle are getting bigger every day. 🙂

  2. Loving this as always. And oooooh I can understand how the scent of honeysuckle might muddle one’s mind and especially if one was drunk on seaweed! 🙂 Passion ignited by scents….and tastes.

  3. My goodness this is incredibly sensuous! Love the image “the carmine reek of drowsyhoneysuckle.”💖

  4. Heady and sensual, all that delicious imagery undone by the last stanza – the alliteration in the last line such a contrast to the seductive assonance in the preceding. Great stuff.

  5. kaykuala

    drowsy honeysuckle
    that muddled minds
    that caged us to convicts.

    Some weeds may just be doing injustice unwittingly!

    Hank

  6. Never one to stay on one path with your poetry, I love how you gently brought in a luscious poem with a bit of a sharp edge. Perfect photo to go with, and so amazingly creative matched with ‘carmine reek’. You are a wonder, sir!

  7. Just love how this reads, the phrasing and unique word choices, also the placing of ” It wasn’t even love that night”, a simple thought contrasting with eloquent lines.

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