Monday, December 10, 2012

Secrets of Old


Image: Courtesy of Tess' Mag

Gone skilfully through
the intricacies of trade
With deft touch of warmth

Yearning to advance
With precise discipline of
mistress of pleasure

Now entombed in codes
Hidden in lines of maps the
Secrets of Geisha

Written for Tess' Magpie Tales #147

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful ... I loved the last line ... it kind of summed it all :-)

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  2. nice...an interesting glimpse into a life i know about only through books...intricacies of trade, indeed....

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  3. "Mistress of pleasure", indeed...Cool and Hot!!

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  4. Hank, I really enjoyed this ... lovely capture of the geisha.

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  5. The secrets of Geisha - an imaginative response to the prompt.

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  6. The secrets one may not know
    As the legend does grow
    And much comes to and fro
    Great write at your show

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  7. I savoured the last line of your poem in the same way I suck on an After Eight at the end of a hearty meal. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  8. oh the Secrets of the Geisha...nicely done!

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  9. Really great haiku set here. Liked your take on the prompt :)

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  10. Awww! a map-painted Geisha. Superb.

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  11. Yearning to advance

    I love that, it held a sense of sadness and a sense of hope.

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  12. Like how this prompt got you to work in haiku and think of geisha! enjoyed your take on the prompt!

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  13. ...oh,, i am surprised to have this accompanied with the Geishas... but yes... it could be as your poem reflects a interesting glimpse to the kind of life of those women bound to hide in white creams to fulfill the inner art in their selves.. excellent take,,, smiles...

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