Monday, November 26, 2018

deja vu of the ultimate sacrifice

                                                                                           Attribution: Google images
Image: To Fall to Temptation (here)

10 of 12 given words:
frost twist between chill dread 
wish shock lift mend fill

frost free and devoid of vegetation
a yearning for greenery of paradise
a twist of the act of temptation
deja vu of the ultimate sacrifice

between chills a dread invoked
the offer of the apple in reverse
a wish the shock be not provoked
that to lift the flower be rehearsed

as a prelude to mend the mistake
to fill the desire expected to unfurl
back to the joys of Heaven's gate
redemption of a now troubled world

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle#379
Carrie's Sunday Muse #31
willow-switches' at Real Toad's the tuesday platform


  1. Very cool poem using both prompts, Hank.

  2. Loved this--the offer of mending in the midst of desolation

  3. always the yearning to go back ... to try to erase, correct or choose differently, sometimes to forget, sometimes just because the reality is harsh, cold - and reminds us, singularly and collectively, that we repeat at great costs ...

    interesting interpretation of the photo prompt in combination with the wordle whirl ...

  4. "the offer of the apple in reverse" nice!

  5. A little reversal and all is well, would be nice.

  6. "the offer of the apple in reverse"

    I love this line.

  7. Oh how different Eden looks when autumn brings a frosty death

  8. "A twist of the act of temptation"....amazing writing Hank!

  9. Phew, using one prompt is hard enough. You are a glutton for punishment.

  10. Great blending of prompts, Hank! I love, "the offer of the apple in reverse."

  11. This happened one more time but in reversed\ this time? My favorite line is "the offer of the apple in reverse," as it was for several others here. It challenges my imagination:-), I may even lose some sleep over it tonight. I might need to draw and then try to animate the drawing. Got to make it happen. :-)

  12. Maybe eden is just like another spring... if we are patient the apple will be back.