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A Slow Smoke

Rating: 4.9

She could hear the piano
playing as slow
as his seductive fingers.
The lingering sound
of'Smoke Gets In
Your Eyes'
wafted out of
an open window
into the heady fragrance
of roses and the light

of bright stars
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Julia Luber 15 March 2019

Is this cigarette in her memories and merely in her mind from the powerful evocation of the song?

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Sally P. P. 08 March 2020

Could be.... it was along time ago.

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Julia Luber 15 March 2019

'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes' is a vaguely Noir song to be mentioned, Strangely I have a memory about being at a bar and somebody playing this song for a romantic feeling. It was so long ago I really forget if I in anyway fell captive to any true evocation of feeling like this.

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Sally P. P. 03 May 2020

The song was not a favourite of yours, I suspect.

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Bri Edwards 08 February 2015

oh, i get it. smoke....cigarette. THIS ONE is not too complicated for me, though i do wonder if there is a Felis catus among us, or if the 'feline' is only Sally! i think i too would close MY eyes if a burning stick were hanging out of my mouth! i liked fingers and lingering so near one another. :) bri

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Sally P. P. 03 May 2020

comments amuse me. Thanks.

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Susan Lacovara 01 May 2014

Reminiscent of a Casablanca backdrop...I love your write and can almost hear the music quarrying last my own slightly cracked open window....PEACE

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Sally P. P. 03 May 2020

Thanks for your welcome comment, Susan. X

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Kevin Halls 12 August 2013

Talking about smoke gets in your eyes Sally check out my poem Woodbine Willie see what you think. Remember Woodbines?

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Sally P. P. 25 May 2020

I rememberWoodbines. They were a really strong cigarette.When I was a kid some of us would share a packet.

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James Timothy Jarrett 06 January 2013

That last one was from my wife. Prompting a feline to stalk the shadows. WTF? I bow down. Beautiful poem, I must read more.

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Sally P. P. 25 May 2020

Thankyou, James. My best regards to your wife.

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James Timothy Jarrett 06 January 2013

Oh Yes Sally Plumb Plumb I /we call it Crater Lake Oregon. We call it the giver of wine.

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Sally P. P. 25 May 2020

Sounds intriguing., James.

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John Brown 05 January 2013

Nice piece Sally. The style reminds me a little of a poem by D.H. Lawrence called 'Piano' - have you read it?

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Sally P. P. 25 May 2020

No, James, I haven’t read D.H. Lawrence. I must catch up on a lot of things.Thanks and my best wishes. x

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Danny Draper 20 April 2012

A great evocative piece with beautiful atmospheric tones to paint for the senses a memory of tranquility. A fine eloquent work.

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Sally P. P. 25 May 2020

Hi, Danny, thanks for taking the time to comment. xx

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Dave Walker 12 April 2012

Really love this, a fantastic poem.

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Sally P. P. 25 May 2020

Hi, Dave, nice to hear from you always, Thanks for your interest, X

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