Saturday, April 13, 2019

If You Aren’t Afraid of Mouths Born with Teeth

Meet me at the garden of forking paths.

I’m the girl in the flammable skirt and a hat full of sky. If your hands crave the feel of my hips and your lips dream of my tongue, tell me about it. Say you are not afraid of mouths born with teeth. Show you can survive our kind of cruelty.

If you do it for me (just the way I like it), I shall wear midnight for you. If you do it for me (just the way I want it), I shall turn Time Lord for you—let you take my hearts and other body parts, to dream and feel all over the multiverse.


the wee notes…

- if the glorious nerdiness is not strong with you, and you’ve yet to delight in the Doctor Who TV show, know that a Time Lord has two hearts.

- for the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (Weekend Mini-Challenge, in April: 1 Poem, 3 Titles ~ write a new poem that includes 3 book titles (each title must contain at least 3 words, and you must not rearrange or delete any of the words). The titles I chose (I might’ve gone a bit mad with it *cough*): The Garden of Forking Paths by Jorge Luis Borges, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender, A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett, Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew, Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall, Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach, I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett, and Hearts & Other Body Parts by Ira Bloom.

- also linked to Poets United (Poetry Pantry, 446).

Dr Who Meets Van Gogh, by Jen’s Smart Arts

53 comments:

  1. The best things happen when one goes a bit mad with it. This turned out very well!

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  2. Such a beautiful portrait.. and passionate invitation.

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  3. How weird that we both chose books by Aimee Bender! I haven’t read The Girl in the Flammable Skirt yet, so I’ve put it on my reading list.
    I enjoyed the sensuality of your words and especially love the Dr Who image and reference, Magaly - I’ve been a fan for over 50 years!

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  4. Wow, wow, wow this is delightfully sensual, Magaly!πŸ’ž I love how you have woven those titles in so effortlessly 😍 and they feel like they were made for you, something you would write down.. actually you would create titles much more delicious! Love it!!πŸ’ž

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  5. Hey if they're interested in going on the ride, it's best that they get a good picture of what it is they signed on for. :D Seamless work with those titles too BTW.

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  6. What a very cool poem prompt! You've chosen the perfect image for your poem, too!

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  7. Oh, I love me the Doctor! And I also love this gorgeous write.

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  8. Wow, I love this. It appears these titles were meant for this poem. And, as always, the love the sensuality in your words,, :-)

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  9. Oh I love this from forking paths to the end (otherwise a total poem copy and paste) There are so many things in it. Love the voice, attitude of it. Your rocked your own prompt!!

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    1. Thank you, Susie. It was so much fun to write!

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  10. I love the prompt, the poem - its sensuality. I am glad I read the poem first and then the prompt. Then I read the poem again, appreciating the artistry!

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  11. Excellent work with the titles. Full of passion, but did we expect less? Nope. We didn't

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  12. Very sensuous invitation, Magaly. I'd love one like this. Nice prompt, I take these kinds of pictures in the library so I was ready.
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  13. Vibrant and very cool to read! Loved every bit

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  14. Especially... I Shall wear midnight for you.. what a vision that is!

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  15. I love the flammable skirt ad the hat full of sky. And wearing midnight.......you rocked the challenge!

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    1. Some writers have a way with titles, don't they?

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    2. Now I feel an intense need to reread all the used titles,lol!

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  16. Only you could pull this off! A real pleasure....with teeth :)

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  17. I love the way you seem to break all rules (what rules!) and fascinate your readers with such titilating and exotic verse. None of us can progress unless we do something innovative and you show us how so well.

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  18. OH, I do want one of those hats filled with sky. That is beautiful.

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  19. Wow! This is just fabulous writing to read. I suspect your choice of book titles, is a story unto itself. But the thing that really blows me away, is the 'feel' of the words and the way you have used them. It's like a whole new genre … and it is an amazing one.

    I love this 'let's-thrown-the-prevailing-patterns into the wind and see what happens', sense of adventure with words … a breath/gust of fresh air - times 10.

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    1. The more word-stitching I do, the more I enjoy it. So, thanks so much for this comment. I feel extra encouraged.

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  20. I love the idea of wearing midnight. Such a delightful line among many others. This is such a warm and passionate invitation from one very alive heart to another. I love how you tied in all those titles so eloquently Magaly! Love love love this!!!

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    1. Thank you, Carrie. Terry Pratchett's titles are so good at inspiring.

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  21. Love that line, “I shall wear midnight for you.”

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  22. Dizzying and wonderful series of invitations. And the Dr. Who reference...that just made my day. :)

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  23. Wow! Just wow, that you put that together with book titles.

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  24. O those teeth! Those teeth! Yeah, some people are definitely afraid of mouths born with teeth...in which case, they should keep their distance!

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    1. They probably should. People born with teeth have extra time to sharpen them. And they usually love to bite.

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  25. Amazing!! You are so creative! I love the image too! Big Hugs!

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If you write it with heart, I shall read it with soul.