A Drop of Jasmine


I only need a drop of jasmine to weave into the corkscrew vines of my garden. It is already dew-kissed knowing you will slip in just as night begins to lap up the sky as it explodes into stars.  


My tongue led along
constellations of freckles
reaches towards your bliss.



Song Choice: Love Reign O'er Me by The Who


This poem was created for the prompt given at Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Fireblossom Fridays Poetic Imagery. It is also linked to the Friday 55 at Verse Escape and Poets United Poetry Pantry #397.

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    1. LOL, so I guess you liked it then?

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  2. "knowing you will slip in just as night begins to lap up the sky"

    "My tongue led along
    constellations of freckles"

    Beautiful.

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  3. I love the way you have layered the imagery, from the heady scent of jasmine to the explosion of stars.

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  4. A "Drop of Jasmine" will do! Perfectly beautiful!

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    1. Some situations only call for a drop :D

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  5. Exactly what I was asking for in the prompt. Gorgeous from the opening line and throughout.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, and for being such a good sport :D

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  6. So sensual, especially:
    'knowing you will slip in just as night begins to lap up the sky'
    and
    'My tongue led along
    constellations of freckles
    reaches towards your bliss'.

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    1. I had a perfectly evil grin on my face as I composed those lines.

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  7. Every word of this is just gorgeous!

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  8. the sensuous seeds every line
    "constellations of freckles" - love how it links with "the sky as it explodes into stars. "

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    1. That was definitely purposeful. It's cool you caught it.

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  9. I only need a drop of jasmine...wow. Gorgeous imagery and so sensual.

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  10. I simply love the constellation of the freckles... excellent

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  11. I had to read this slice of delight many, many, many times... before the eternal-teenager in charge of digesting sexually charged imagery could stop giggling and pointing long enough to allow the poetry lover to bask in the heat and grace of each line. Goodness gracious, this is... poetry that knows flesh and loves what it knows.

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    1. The teenager in me giggled like a fiend when writing it.

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  12. This is as sensuous and sweet as the smell of jasmine--tho knowing you, I thought first of jasmine tea--and it has an innocence under the heat that goes well with such a shy, pure white flower. (AFA the word count--we don't quibble about things like titles being off limits--many's the time I've done the same thing.)Thanks so much for playing and helping this weekend kick ass for all of us.

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    1. I admit it...I had a cup of jasmine pearl tea on hand while creating it. The "pearl" part took my mind in a certain direction, and you have the results before you.

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  13. "A face without freckles is like a sky without stars". Love this twilit seduction.

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    1. I hadn't heard of that quote before so I had to look it up. I'm so glad I did. Thanks Sarah

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  14. Ooh this is incredibly sweet and sensous!💜

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  15. just filled with seductive imagery... nicely done

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    1. It was fun coming up with the imagery.

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  16. Loved the way it is expressed...very sensuous !

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  17. Any jasmine in a garden is luscious...as are the images in your poem!

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    1. Thanks Donna. Jasmine is such a lovely plant. I've never had much luck growing it, though I love its scent.

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  18. Very sensuous. Happy April

    Much🌼love

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    1. Thanks Gillena. I hope your Easter holiday is a joyous one.

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  19. Nice. Subtle enough but utterly sexy.

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  20. Lovely - exquisite, really ...so delicately rendered.

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