Thursday, October 3, 2013

Bared To You


try not to breathe
other people's love letters
on bullshit
they **** you up

there are no accidents just
tales of mystery and madness
bared to you
with my body

the probable future
fifty shades of grey
reflected in you
awesome

Linking up with dVerse where we are encouraged to write spine poetry using titles from our own bookshelf.  Interesting challenge!

43 comments:

  1. fifty shades of grey reflected in you... cool... and breathing other people's love letters.. so good...

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  2. Oh, I like this a lot, Kathryn. I do think it is probably a good idea not to breathe other people's love letters (smile); and as far as future goes, I think we will all face (perhaps not 50 - smiles) a bit of grey in our life!!

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    1. Thanks Mary . . . I know what you mean about the grey. :0)

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  3. Love this... both the breathing of love letters and the fifty shades of Grey works very well

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    1. Thanks Bjorn, it was fun pulling this together.

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  4. Oh, now this is fun, and right up your alley...you do this so well!

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  5. Fun combination Kathryn! I like the opening lines too.

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    1. Thanks Gabriella, not something I've tried before but it was great fun.

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  6. hahahahaha best opening stanza ever....oh my that is just what i needed to end the day one...smiles....ha. nice close to this too...big grin here....

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  7. You put a clever twist on the prompt. Loved it!

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  8. This was FUN and SEXY- Very very very CLEVER! Loved it!

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  9. Nice opening lines...I was smiling till the end ~ Lovely to see you Kathryn ~

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  10. Awesome, indeed. May your narrator gain the probable future she most desires.

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  11. You read Fifty Shades of Grey? You naughty girl, you... btw, I read it, too.

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  12. Beautiful--not only the arrangement of titles, but somehow even the blend of colors is very creative!

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    1. Thanks Nico, this was something I'd never tried before. Fun.

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  13. Fabulous opening verse! And I like the honesty of 'just' - was so hard not to sneak in those connecting words...

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  14. Those two opening lines are so beautifully put together, that they breathe fullness into the life of the poem. I have to say, as well, that your photograph is brilliantly done, with its clarity and control over depth of focus. Beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, what a lovely comment . . . and thanks for the inspiration. This was something I'd never tried before and was great fun to do.

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    2. You're welcome! Hope to see more from you next time :-)

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  15. I love how your blended and blurred your lines! So much depth-wonderful to read

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  16. #deep... Tale of Mysteries and Madness! Cool setup!

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  17. How very, very creative! Since I do all my fiction reading at the library and only purchase books on photography and Photoshop, my bookshelf poetry would be quite boring.

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    1. You could still do this at the library Brenda . . . even if you might get some funny looks. :0)

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  18. You certainly had terrific titles to choose from and used them to perfection. That must quite a collection of books that you own, to come up with so many apt titles. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Aprille, it was fun working with what was on my bookshelves.

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  19. That first stanza is stunning, Kathryn - and the other one is pretty good too. Looks like you have an interesting colletion of books ... smiles.

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    1. Thanks, bookshelves can reveal a lot about a person can't they?

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  20. That opening stanza really is a hook to draw the reader in - wonderful spine combination

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    1. Thanks, poetry has never been so fun.

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  21. Loved your collection, and your words, too....Though I haven't yet read Fifty shades of grey...hopefully would soon:)

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  22. Oh, very well executed! I'm so juvenile I have to chuckle at "They **** You Up".

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  23. Oh! My chuckle came from the last stanza. Wonderful

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  24. The first stanza is just brilliant - Who'd of thought this was a creation of book spines!? Makes me think I will be having a whole new approach when walking into my used book store (just what I needed: an incentive to buy MORE books! )

    Excellent poem!

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  25. this looks like so much fun, and you have some interesting titles there!

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