Jealous Pen Poem by Jette Blackstone

Jealous Pen

Rating: 4.6

She mixes words
like a wizard whips out a spell,
better yet, like a chef
whose batter boasts
perfect portions wet and dry
blended with the open air,
a taste that teems
the space between my lips
so I can savor
every syllable.
She creates
a cloak of phrases
as fine as silk
or the flickering twist
of a fleeting kiss
as eyes and teeth sink
into the final line,
send tickles traipsing
a crippled spine.
I cannot see
how I could ever be
as good a poet
as is she.

Friday, October 13, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: poet,poetic expression
Sheila Mapeshoane 15 January 2018

Love this, brilliantly penned

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Jette Blackstone 10 July 2018

Thank you Sheila.

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Bharati Nayak 30 December 2017 have got right mix of ingredients while cooking or writing.Thanks for sharing this lovely poem. Wish you a very Happy New Year.

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Jette Blackstone 30 December 2017

Thank you Bharati! Wishing you a lovely poetry-filled year... :)

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Richard Wlodarski 26 December 2017

Jette, you already are that good poet! This is an awesome write! All of the write ingredients went into this very enjoyable poem. Loved it!

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Jette Blackstone 30 December 2017

Thanks so much Richard. Yes, the write ingredients...ha! :)

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Mj Lemon 22 December 2017

Brilliant, Jette. Every poem must have its ingredients. And like the delicacies of those great chefs, those ingredients may appear and reappear as new works are finished. The real skill may be in combining those ingredients in such different ways each time, that the recipe never tastes quite the same. This goes to my favourites list.

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Jette Blackstone 23 December 2017

Thanks so much MJ for reading and commenting. I'm so glad you like this one. And as far as cooking, I totally agree. Thanks!

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Leah Ross 11 December 2017

very nice loved it well penned

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Jette Blackstone 23 December 2017

Thanks Leah! This was simply just a fun poem to write. Take care.

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