Saturday, June 10, 2017

Enough pageantry to set the mood

                                                                                           Attribution: Stephen McKay
Image: Loving Couple in for a Stroll (here)

Enough pageantry to set the mood
Likely to overwhelm an awaiting soul
Anticipating an evening's likely prude
To accept good company for a stroll

Innocent lass meant to be adored
To shower sweet nothing's all evening
Some excitement lest she got bored
Measure of gentleness all ensuing

Great respect for beauty and elegance
Spare efforts though to present an interlude
Still to pare off any untoward insistence
An evening sane and collected to exude

Magaly's at Real Toad's  -  what am I made of
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #357

27 comments:

  1. Wonderful to read Hank. enjoyed the stroll very much.

    Yvonne.

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  2. An elegant lady you portray, Hank. They too are human and show their correctness in a sweet, proper, and inviting way.
    ..

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  3. I love the beginning. For once the mood is set, the rest often becomes a delicious game.

    Hm, I might be using the word "delicious" too much today. I wonder if I'm hungry without knowing it...

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  4. Time enough for more excitement later but first is establishing trust in each other.

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  5. I like the love and rhyme that underpins your poem. Very good read for me.

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  6. There is a great sense of respect and occasion here

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  7. a good company is likely to offer a sane evening...nice...

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  8. This is incredibly beautiful, Hank!❤️ I love the cadence that adorns your poem!❤️

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  9. Have to give each other some down time so things can sure align.

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  10. Like Sanaa, found this to be very musical Hank - you've chiselled well here with the form to create some delight.

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  11. Quiet walks can be very romantic with the right company.

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  12. A beautiful experience shared!

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  13. Always go slow and gentle with the sweet and innocent.

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  14. A quiet walk ..reverent and gentle.

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  15. A lovely experience shared.

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  16. There is a feeling that you feel protective of your stroll companion. It's refreshing.

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  17. A beautiful description of how love can be. Lovely, Hank.

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  18. I had to lookup "untoward", then everything made sense. :)
    ZQ

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  19. Nice to take a stroll with a loved one. Enjoyed this.

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  20. Sounds a like a lovely stroll, Hank.

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  21. "Enough pageantry to set the mood" - a brilliant opening line to a lovely piece.

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  22. Hank is it a coincidence the rhyming words got more complicated?

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  23. A nice insight into your idealistic heart.

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  24. beautiful to read...space and respect...elegant!

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  25. A very sweet poetic interlude. I just read the story of the Lovings photo shoot and am emotional right now, so this worked right into that.

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  26. pageantry and gentleness - a nice combination!

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