Sunday, July 21, 2013

Open Link Monday in the Imaginary Garden

I was trying to write for the weekend prompt at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. We were supposed to write a love letter from one inanimate object to another, and I did finally get it done, but not before a couple of false starts. Not being one to let all that thinking go to waste,  I thought instead I'd use them here for Open Link.

Here's one of them:

a butterfly of brilliant red
was headed for a statue’s head:
don’t just sit there,
he said to the statue,
if you don’t run
how can I catch you?


And another:

When Mr. Clock Wanted to
Have Sex with his Wife, Ms Phone

tick tock tick tock tick tock 
said the clock
'til the phone shrilled:
“don’t be demanding!
 the easiest way
 to get your way
 is love and understanding!
 use your hands not
 to cover your face,
 use them instead
 my pain to erase,
 and you might end up
 the receiver”
by Kay L. Davies, July, 2013


Vandana Sharma said...

Views of butterfly are so true

Jo said...

You're amazing Kay! Wonderful love poems. I hope you're having a great week. (((Hugs))) Jo

Susan said...

Too funny! How do you manage to find that funny bone in every poem?

kaykuala said...

Being inanimate objects, it is no holds barred. An occasion for unfettered imagery. Great write Kay!


sayan said...

absolute gem ..specially the second one..made my day..and strangely i would be able to see the clock in my drawing room,with its hands wiping its face, without thinking of what you wrote...brings a smile to my face

Jim said...

Kay, they are sooo sweet (not)!! I am still smiling [:)]. At any rate I am glad you didn't throw them away.

I don't throw things I have written out either. I have a special blog, unlisted but open, for saving things I don't want to throw away.

Jim said...

Away from my comment post, but I did write a "love poem" that I posted. It was fun.

The solid print lines were the instructions I found on-line, the lines in italics were the hypothetical poem I wrote for it.

The whole thing then, both parts, was my posted poem.

Jim' June 03, 2010, OSI "Love" post:
The top picture is 40 plus years old.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Goodness! And I hold my phone to my ear! I'm shocked!

Daryl said...

those were very creative/clever! said...

Kay, both of these were very clever answers to the prompt, but the second one had me laughing out loud, your use of hands and face, and the suggestion to "pick up the receiver," too funny. Sounds like a conversation between WC Fields and Mae West!! Amy

Timoteo said...

LOL Love the clock and phone poem. It's gotta be tough being a clock, always counting off the hours, minutes, and seconds till their next "encounter."

Gattina said...

Bravo ! I couldn't do that !
Once I had a boss who had several mistresses and he asked me to write his love letters, because I wrote better then him, lol !

Tatius T. Darksong said...

Amusing poems the both of them, thanks for the smile.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

These made me smile......especially the phone sex one:)

Marian said...

giggle! actually i really love the butterfly/statue one.
this whole prompt reminds me of the children's poem from my youth, The Duel? calico cat and gingham dog tearing each other apart? Dutch clock and Chinese plate? you know of which i speak?

Susie Clevenger said...

Love always seem to find the humor!

clarior e tenebris said...

Both quite delightful!

humbird said...

'use your hands not
to cover your face,
use them instead
my pain to erase,'-
love these lines. :)

Ella said...

I love your wit Kay!
Fun to read

Kerry O'Connor said...

I thought you might see the humour in this prompt, Kay.