Sunday, June 29, 2014

A glint in the eye!

                                                        A Game of Patience 1937 Meredith Frampton
Image: Courtesy of Tess' Mag

Sunday Whirl with words:
approach attach level key glint phase 
grain player single present scratch

Let us go over this again
The approach was wrong
I beg to refrain
He came on strong

Would not attach too much
On what level of restraint
The key to the heart as such
would determine the gains

A glint in the eye
During a phase of innocence
Enough was spied
Of his intentions

Grains of pretensions
revealed a player
with a single passion
as a slayer

My heart should not present
An opportunity to gamble
Pure love to scratch off even
on a slight sign of trouble

He seemed to be a threat
I would not have regrets

For Tess' Magpie Tales #226
Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #167 and
Mary's Poets United's Poetry Pantry #207


  1. No regrets... just experiences that we learn from!! Love your poem!

  2. Rich

    It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis.
    Margaret Bonnano

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= <3

  3. You take us into that mind of a player.. Where heart is gone into the card.

  4. No regrets a good approach for the game of life. Tthanks for linking up at Sunday savvy. Have a good week

    Much love...

  5. Yes sure we should never carry on regrets in our lives.

  6. I like this glimpse into the woman's mind too.

  7. I would love to live a life of no regrets...however that is much easier said than done. I think regret is one of the strongest emotional states of mind that we experience.

  8. A life of regret is where we don't take chances.

  9. Creative and quite original. Well written.

  10. ha. sounds like a dangerous one to play with honestly....
    not sure i would gamble with love in my hand
    to gain it, maybe...

  11. Sounds like a worthy adversary...glintingly written

  12. Have to chance regret in order to experience life

  13. So much of life is a gamble. No one likes regrets but we all have some. I like the playfulness in this poem. Good job Hank.

  14. We gamble every day we walk out the door

  15. You take me right in to the came..I liked the intensity of it..very nice Hank:)

  16. He was gambling that you might buy his lines - guess he showed his hand too soon.
    Loved the poem from start to finish but I bet she falls for his charms eventually.
    . . . . Nice to meet ~ Eddie

    Clouds and Silvery Linings

  17. The verse " a glint in the eye " is a standout ..good on ya , Hank

  18. glint in his eye and standing on what level of restraint- excellent grabbing of my attention- i think it is dreaming out loud

  19. Truly, I glint happily.... day after day, dreaming and regretting nothing!

  20. Crafted wonderfully - worth a few rereads indeed!

  21. Sometimes we will experience regrets in the journey it is part of learning..Always nice to read your words Hank..

  22. It is futile to regret...better to remember the good times.

  23. It is best to avoid those slayers, no matter how tempting. There are plenty more to pick from.