Paramour

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Not a carnation, or burnished dove

I offer you, paramour, a garlic clove
It’s a new moon that shines at night.
Battling splinter cuts, and common
cold.

It will soothe as though seraphic fire
as shimmering aspen’s foliage sleeps
It’ll make ground beef a scrumptious
meal.

Not candied floss, or a chocolate box.
I offer you my paramour, garlic clove
Its pungent taste will remain on your
lips, unchanging and resolute.

Here. Like love it’s a growing garland
looks beautiful even when it’s broken
and crushed. Its scent, will stay upon
your breath, remind you of adherence
sweet.

Even as you plod amid snow and sleet.

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

(For my debut prompt)

Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

34 thoughts on “Paramour

  1. gillena says:

    In good times and bad times , Yes the love should remain resolute. Absolutely gorgeous
    write Sanaa

    And thanks for a lovely prompt today too

    much love…

  2. Kim M. Russell says:

    Like love it’s a growing garland
    looks beautiful even when it’s broken
    and crushed. Its scent, will stay upon
    your breath, remind you of adherence
    sweet.
    That on its own is a pungent poem, Sanaa!

  3. Kerry says:

    Battling splinter cuts, and common
    cold.

    If love could do this.. it might be worth the heartache.
    🙂

    Loved your prompt and this excellent response to Duffy’s poetic style.

  4. Rommy says:

    My husband and I are both garlic fiends, which is quite lucky for us as we don’t mind each other’s breath at all when we indulge. I can certainly see the romance in the pungent bulb.

  5. Rasz says:

    Thank you for today’s prompt! Great job. Your poem is beautiful. I love the way you use garlic cloves taste and aroma to surround memories of love. The ending is great…also love the ending as garlic is good to chase away winter’s ills.

  6. grapeling says:

    near where I grew up is a town called Gilroy, naming itself the garlic capital of the world. each year a giant festival boasts such delights as garlic ice cream!

    your paramour would fit right in ~

  7. Jim says:

    I like to read what the prompt writer has to write. You did well. I thought Carol Ann’s onion was far out, the garlic clove is bit farther. But it worked well with your poem.
    ..

  8. paul scribbles says:

    Great reflection of Duffy’s piece here. Thanks for the prompt Sanaa. Struggling to keep up with comments this month. Crazy April!!

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