How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #6 Archive
 Scrabble by Moonlight
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Scrabble by Moonlight

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


0 posted 03-07-2000 06:22 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse



Scrabble by Moonlight



Now deep,
the velvet
burgundy
moves cool
against my skin
as I lean toward you,
reaching in,
slowly,
just the trace of blush
upon my face.
You raise your glass
to your lips
and sip,
chablis smile.
I,
nearly stopping,
take a while
then easing
my uncurling fingers
teasing
as your eyes plead,
and with
only the tips,
release
the tile.
"W"
your mouth
says
silently
and my heart
pounds.


Dear LadyClaire



© Copyright 2000 Meadowmuse - All Rights Reserved
Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


1 posted 03-07-2000 06:28 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I love the game of Scrabble, but...hmm..this sounds like no game I ever played.  Loved the poem!
JamesMichael
Member Empyrean
since 11-16-1999
Posts 31622
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


2 posted 03-07-2000 06:39 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Such a vivid and sensual description.  Reminded me of a friend of mine.  She told me her boyfriend proposed during a game of scrabble..seems they had a nice little game going and I hope as sensual as yours and she left the room for just a minute..and when she returned he had written the words "Will you marry me" with the tiles.  He then got down on his knees and formally ask her to marry him.  The wedding is in April.  My lovely friend finally to be wed.    James

[This message has been edited by jmlee12345 (edited 03-07-2000).]
Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


3 posted 03-07-2000 06:51 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Martie...thank you  

James...I suppose I should perhaps retitle this "What A Perfect Game of Scrabble By Moonlight Could Be Like...I'm afraid this one's only a fantasy...but I do enjoy playing the game, and wouldn't moonlight make it nice??...  

Your friend's fiancee sounds like an imaginative fellow...what a neat way to propose!

~ Claire
Mike
Member Elite
since 06-19-99
Posts 2528


4 posted 03-07-2000 06:57 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Me thinks it would be extremely difficult to play scrabble with you.  The letters would likely melt.
Nan
Administrator
Member Seraphic
since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


5 posted 03-07-2000 07:24 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is my all time FAVORITE of your work

It DOES sound like a game of Scrabble that I played... Except there was no moonlight - But there was champagne..... Is that good?... Should I have lost that game???

THANK YOU for making me smile...
Marge Tindal
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 11-06-1999
Posts 43042
Florida's Foreverly Shores


6 posted 03-07-2000 08:02 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Claire~

Fascinating.
I love Scrabble too.
~*Marge*~




 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


7 posted 03-07-2000 10:06 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Mike...you think?? So does that mean you wouldn't at least try??

Nan...I'm glad you liked this one so much! Champagne would be fine, with or without the moon's light. I'm sure you had something of a little fire going to cast a lovely glow, regardless. Thank you!

Marge! How cool! Thanks! (...so you liked it??) *S*

~ Claire
JamesMichael
Member Empyrean
since 11-16-1999
Posts 31622
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


8 posted 03-07-2000 10:23 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Meadowmuse please do not change that title in any way...I love your title...I know you were only joking..but just in case..
The way you described the game was so vivid and so desirable that I could just imagine it in my mind.  You have a wonderful gift to take a fantasy and bring it to life.

I just remembered that I had talked to my friend a few days previous and ask her if her boyfriend was finally going to marry her and I had ask her if he was romantic.  And so just a few days later she told me the story of how he proposed.  He had been trying to figure out how to propose to her since November.  Isn't it funny how something which would seem so simple and desirabe can sometimes be so hard to do.   I told her I thought that was a very romantic moment.  James
First__Knight
Senior Member
since 11-08-1999
Posts 688


9 posted 03-08-2000 02:47 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Oh I can't play a lick of scrabble....I am so awful :P  

But this in deed does make me think I am missing something by not playing  

 There are two kinds of pedestrians...the quick and the dead. Drive it like you stole it.



[This message has been edited by First__Knight (edited 03-08-2000).]
Michael
Moderator
Member Ascendant
since 08-13-99
Posts 6333
California


10 posted 03-08-2000 05:29 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Arghh - I come in here expecting a light hearted joke of a poem and Wham!  You do it to me again - This simply floored me, Claire.  Beautiful, breathtaking work.  I stand amazed.


michael
Lost Dreamer
Member Elite
since 06-20-99
Posts 2589
Normal, Illinois


11 posted 03-08-2000 05:58 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

This is fabulous, what a way to play. Your imagination created a masterpiece with this poem.
Christopher
Moderator
Member Rara Avis
since 08-02-99
Posts 9130
Purgatorial Incarceration


12 posted 03-08-2000 07:40 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

To say it simply: You rock!
In other words, you have a talent unique to take a few words and spin a web of wonder and sensuality, even apparently, out of that which on the surface seems "normal."
Awesome Claire, umm, care to play a game?
Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


13 posted 03-08-2000 08:46 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

James, since you like the title, I will leave it be. *smiling* Thank you for such a sweet review of my little poem...I'm glad the fantasy came to life for you. *smiling again*

First Knight, not even a lick? Well, you know what they said in Porgy and Bess..."One never knows, do one?" (until one tries, perhaps?) Thank you for your reading and your comments.

Michael...ah, thank you, Michael. I'm glad you found something to like with this.  Now go ahead and breathe, dear. *smiling*

Lost Dreamer...thank you! Sometimes my imagination gets the better of me...*sigh* So glad you liked this!  

Christopher...why, thank you for such kind remarks. Now about that game...get comfortable...now, draw seven tiles, one at a time, verrrry slowly......    *smiling*


~ Claire

Seymour Tabin
Member Empyrean
since 07-07-99
Posts 32119
Tamarac Fla


14 posted 03-08-2000 09:17 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Meadow,
I love your words,
I love your roam.
I love your mind,
I love your poem.
*L* Sy
PS. Your letter W was a symbolic touche.

[This message has been edited by Seymour Tabin (edited 03-08-2000).]
Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


15 posted 03-08-2000 02:55 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Thank you, Seymour. You liked the "W"? *Smiling*

Corazon
Senior Member
since 02-02-2000
Posts 1301


16 posted 03-08-2000 02:59 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

loved this, really nice images girl  
PoeticKnight
Senior Member
since 01-20-2000
Posts 1151
New Orleans, LA


17 posted 03-08-2000 03:12 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

Let me just add myself to the list of admirer's...I wish i could write like you, but then i wouldn't be me now, would i? *L*
I like the letter W also, very mysterious and sensual.
Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


18 posted 03-08-2000 03:37 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Corazon, thank you...I'm glad you enjoyed this. And thanks so much for your comments (and for the smiley!)  

JML...I have a feeling that you would be "you" no matter what, thank goodness  ...but you know what? I like the way YOU write! Thank you, for such a sweet and sincere reply. (I'm glad you like the "W" too)  *smiling*

~ Claire
Parker
Member Elite
since 01-06-2000
Posts 3135
... the old black rum


19 posted 03-08-2000 05:24 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Ok Claire, this was way too sensual a game.
I think I'm getting hot flashes now. I think the next time I get a chance, I'll ask.... Would you like to come over for a game of scrabble.
(and i'll softly whisper it in her ear)  


Parker
SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


20 posted 03-08-2000 05:40 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Claire~ Good grief....I'll never look at scrabble the same way again! Amazing! -SEA
Meadowmuse
Member Elite
since 12-27-1999
Posts 3317


21 posted 03-08-2000 07:54 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Parker, how could she refuse? (I'm glad you enjoyed the poem)

SEA...does that mean you liked? Thanks for reading.

~ Claire
bsquirrel
Deputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Rara Avis
since 01-03-2000
Posts 8382


22 posted 03-09-2000 12:10 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Hi, Claire.

Here's hoping your fantasies come true. With that much detail and love of words, they deserve to. And when you think about it, Scrabble is sorta of a poem in itself -- trying to make sense of words distilled to their essence.

Mike
jazzgal
Junior Member
since 03-07-2000
Posts 38


23 posted 03-09-2000 12:22 AM       View Profile for jazzgal   Email jazzgal   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for jazzgal

Claire, you left me breathless...  For a game so simple, you made it so sensual... Great mind and imagination is in works here!!!  
jbowie
Member
since 02-18-2000
Posts 137
BANGOR (that OR) ME


24 posted 03-09-2000 12:28 AM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbowie

so neat and precise. no extra words. But what does the "W" signify?
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #6 >> Scrabble by Moonlight Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors