Tranquil Excitement

ShakespeareFrom the Poetic Asides blog:

For today’s prompt, take a word or two invented by William Shakespeare, make it the title of your poem, and write your poem. Click here for a link to some words coined by Shakespeare, who was baptized on this date in 1564. If the link doesn’t work, here are a few: advertising, bloodstained, critic, dwindle, eyeball, hobnob, luggage, radiance, and zany. He invented more than 1,700!

Tranquil Excitement

The days are as long as your heels are high.
I kneel before you, unbuckle, unstrap,
Undress your tortured feet, soothe with warm strength
Applied to sole with practiced poetry.

Unbutton, please, your fashionable blouse,
So I may relieve your too strained shoulders
of their oft concealed majestic burdens
upon them let fall moonbeam radiance.

Unhurried I arouse hands along legs,
Look up to see your lustrous blushing eyes
With tranquil excitement of exposure,
Whisp’ring at the door to your charged chambers.

Our courtship ends with one last bedroom flirt
As I submerge and on you leave your skirt.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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2 Responses to Tranquil Excitement

  1. And you did a sonnet!


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