Sunday, September 4, 2011

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt 81: Lovers' Lane

Photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid


parking 


remember how 
we kissed in 
dingy lanes,

summer heat to 
soak our breathing, 
curling between
window cracks, 

engines at idle
for the unexpected 
escape from 
unplanned harried
intrusions; 

the sins of our youth
and playground fervor
waited patiently 

to bind us to a road 
we never considered
as winding. 

Poem ©2011 R. Burnett Baker 

23 comments:

  1. Haha. I never thought of that picture that way. :) I like your interpretation. I saw sorrow when I looked at it. And you saw, well joy in some sort. Haha.

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  2. That summer heat, curling between window cracks, took me back.

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  3. This is full of memories for most of us... Loved it.

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  4. Delicious memories...god, this makes me want to park and make out...

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  5. The last three lines are glorious. : )

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  6. nice...i like the close...places/roads we never considered winding...yep got some memories there...

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  7. this is brilliant.
    stunning magpie.

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  8. Memories. Oh, yes. And we all thought we were the only ones.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  9. The phrase about the 'winding road' is spell-binding. It somehow echoes the spirit of my offering.

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  10. foggy memories of fogged up glass and feverish fumbling and fondling :)

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  11. Especially like the final lines. Love your take on this one.

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  12. inspired wonderfully seductive memories...

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  13. Never had the chance to walk that lane.
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    Love the poem;D

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  14. Oh yes, memories that still make be blush!

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  15. Good old memories!
    Sometimes I laugh at them and er myself!:)

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  16. The last stanza is the perfect finish to a wonderful read.

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  17. you had me at playground fervor. very suggestive. i like it when moral looseness holds a poem :)

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  18. I love this - reminded me of my youth - the 2nd stanza is beautiful - just beautiful

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  19. A winding road is less boring than a straight one...

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  20. Great finish on this visual write. I like it!
    My entry: http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/he-was-a-ford-man-2/

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  21. Wonderfully done. I enjoyed it from start to finish, but the finish was a work of art. :-)

    "to bind us to a road
    we never considered
    as winding. "

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