The night she flared
in fury: flushed with roses
on her apple cheeks,
her perfect periwinkle eyes
still stole my heart;
and though her cherry-lips
could curse me
I never stopped to grin
for the fickle fact
that she had baned
Word is flush when Mish hosts the Quadrille at dVerse. You just have to add another 43 words.
The image of the angry woman is quite scary, Björn, but whatever turns you on! Seriously, you’ve obviously had a lot of fun with this poem. I love the alliterative ‘flared / in fury: flushed with roses / rising…’ and those ’perfect periwinkle eyes’.
Oh, that opening line is just toooo good!
There are some places arguments should never go. You must have done something pretty awful to get that kind of a rise! I like the subtlety of the last part.
Loved all the colours and alliteration, especially “flared in fury”. Oh she’s one not to mess with.
A spirited partner can be the spice of life. A woman needs the space tol speak her mind, and we need to listen; even if it hurts.
Bless your heart, Glenn!
Hell hath no fury…
I am wondering if the make up was better than the fight!
Interesting write Björn, tangoed in the rythm of alliteration. Oh my that supporting image is scary
I like the contrast of “fury” with “flushed with roses
Truly a colorful tale! How dare she bane your name!
flushed with roses rising – that caught my attention.
I like the “periwinkle eyes”. Lots of wonderful imagery of colors. Nicely done.
I like the poem, I love the picture!
Beauty and fury brought together – I can imagine you enchanted as you back away. (great choice of painting too)
For some reason, I find this piece very sweet. It’s paints an image of love winning over anger. 🙂
That’s a side of Joan Snyder I’ve never seen before. but you soothe the savage beast…(K)
Lots of fire in this one!!! Love it.
Some just love to get a rise in their partner. They think it keeps things exciting; and they do, for a while 😉
this left me grinning. isn’t it the universal husband and wife story? HAHA
I just popped by via Ali’s beautiful blog and I’m glad I did, your own beautiful words have drawn me in!