Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sunday for Toads: love letters between whom? What?

Violone or "great bass viol," painting by Sir Peter Lely,
Dutch-born English Baroque-era painter, circa 1640.
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I’ve loved you since I first laid eyes
on your beautiful curves,
your magnificent size.
You’re everything I’ve ever dreamed
of seeing.
I’d love to stroke your satiny wood,
your long, strong throat
and oh, your strings:
I want to pluck thee
'til you sing,
But I am small
and I am weak.
I am shy
and I am meek,
and so, to you, I dare not speak.
from your secret admirer, WCF

At the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Kerry has challenged us to write a love letter from one inanimate object to another. The objects need not be married, engaged, or even from the same group of objects.

Jim Creeggan of the
Barenaked Ladies
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I have chosen two, who do the same kind of work, although in much different ways. The letter above is from a flute to a double bass.

Charlie Mingus
Wikipedia photo
I thought of this because my father played double bass in dance bands in the 1940s. Here are two bassists much better known than my dear  old dad. 


Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful Kay. My daughters play stringed instruments. My oldest plays the viola, violin and guitar, my youngest the cello.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the language you used to describe the beauty of the double bass. Gorgeous and sensual.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I'm sure they will make beautiful music together!

kaykuala said...

A double bass can be alluring to the flute. Why no?, To each his own! Chic word craft used here Kay! Nicely!


Marian said...

oh i love these words... your magnificent size! yay!

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Susan said...

The longing to touch is so painfully beautiful between these two. I imaging they pour their feelings into the music.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Just lovely!
Hubby has flu, I think I'm getting it. THink I'll go sit in the outdoors!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Maggie Grace said...

Sweet inspiration. Indeed the base has quite a figure but surprisingly you gave it male attributes. Perhaps your father in mind. Lovely. I adore the flute too!

Peggy said...

It is so much fun to see what combinations people have come up with and yours is one I would not have thought of. Fun to read!!

Phil said...

A great verse Kay with a touch of sublime humour. By the way it hasn't rained here for 3 weeks or more but probably will if anyone should imagine that's normal. I'll send you a picture of canal boats at Glasson.

Phil said...

Mingus was a genius.

Kay said...

Mmmmm... Sexy.

Ella said...

Wondrous and sensually stunning!
Love it Kay <3

Outlawyer said...


(This is Karin - Manicddaily - wordpress)

Hannah said...

Perfect subjects and perfectly romantic, Kay! Well done!