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dVerse –Hot time in ye ole pub tonight! — hot, warm, cold

Image result for two bodies in passion

Hot
Core
response
steady burn,
senses salute
when I imagine us rolling around.

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Image result for tropical fish tank painting

Warm
Neither too hot nor too cool maintains life
in the fish tank.
Power’s out —
stress starts
now.

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Related image

Cold
Nose
hairs freeze;
fingertips
and toes go numb.
Winter’s doing an admirable job.

 

 

Lillian is the host of dVerse today.  Lillian says:
Somehow, your poem for today’s poetics should relate to the word temperature. No need to include the word in your poem – but we must be able to easily figure out how your poem relates to the word temperature. So let your ideas simmer for a bit….and then join me at a hot time in ye ole pub tonight!

My offering today are three Tetractys, a poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing, consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20), with one of them — the middle one — being reversed. Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count. Tetractys can also be reversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1. Double Tetractys: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1 Triple Tetractys: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 10

graphic one is “The Art of Seduction — Union” by Christina Y.
graphic two is “Tropical Fish” by Irina Rumyantseva
grapic three is “Winters Light” by Tim Wilmot

 

34 thoughts on “dVerse –Hot time in ye ole pub tonight! — hot, warm, cold

  1. ooooh I love all three of these….most especially the illustration and words for hot! What a wonderful response to the prompt! Many thanks for participating! 🙂

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  2. Yes I was able to click through it and see the comments and saw the comment form at the bottom. Now to go back and read your “hot pepper.”

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