In an effort explaining, making sense
telling us what’s deduced from facts
a sudden sight perplexed him, tensed
him speechless, silenced, sidetracked
by apparitions of heavenly beauty
never seen within the library’s walls
such softness, a delectable booty
— science defeated by a siren’s call.
Today Merrril hosts the Quadrille at dVerse, and she gives us the word track to include in a poem of exactly 44 words. I thought I would go lighthearted with my poor librarian who after all cannot see a woman in the library without a male perspective. Much like Picasso saw a woman with a book.
October 3, 2022
Oh so interesting. Your poor librarian (and any woman around him, I suppose). I love how you worked in sidetracked, and the Picasso!
I love that image, the colors, the angles, the white pancakes with red cherries on top. The poem is quite good also!
the librarian stymied – lost for words – a great poem though
“science defeated by a siren’s call”… poor librarian! Nice quadrille.
Love the concept of being tensed into speechlessness, BR. Wonderful ekphrastics. Thanks.
Luv Picasso’s art. And your fabulous ekphrasis
Happy you dropped by my blog today
Excellent poem 🙂 I loved it! ❤
Men are like that… yeah, they are. Their kryptonite. 🙂
Nice poem! Thanks for sharing!
This was excellent Bjorn, and it made me smile broadly my friend!😏✌🏼
I imagine your librarian gets a lot of opposite sex thrills from chatting and flirting.
The book in the hand makes her irresistible, I’m sure! 😅
That’s me, Björn, woman with a book, although I’m reading more and more on my Kindle these days. I’m so pleased you returned to the aged librarian, and excited at the prospect of a love interest for him. Admirable use of the prompt word too!
The book was probably irony. I don’t expect Picasso even knew that women could read. Good poem.
Actually it was listed under surrealism so I think you are right
Ah, I am smiling Bjorn. I love that old librarian and this perspective….made me smile. Perfect Picasso art to accompany your words.
Ooh La La …. grinning here in Bend Oregon.
I am always intrigued by the librarian. I like the way you slowly build the scene here, making me wonder what/who on earth has caught his attention. Oh but there she is, “delectable booty” and all.
The book is secondary here…anyone, man or woman, would be sidetracked by this appearance. (K)
Great sidetrack for our lovable librarian.