Monday, January 30, 2006

7:00 am

The morning warmth
wraps a vignette
of lust
around young hearts;
Eager eyes
and Cheshire smiles
in a sumatra blend of
An instant
as the waterfalls
of our thoughts
pour into each others'
ravenous pools;
A touch
driven by the
instinct of
caramelized passion
ignites caffeinated
The steam
of reciprocated
7:00 am.


Blogger illimitable voices said...

I just read a good book tonight, Cuban Counterpoint: Tobacco and Sugar by Fernando Ortiz. It was published in 1947 but wasn't translated into English until recently.

You're lines:

instinct of
caramelized passion
ignites caffeinated

reminded me of the book.

Ortiz has an entire section that talks about how caffeine and chocolate and nicotine provided the energy that fueled the renaissance through slight alterations in emotions... it is a curious notion, and I am doing it no justice by writing about it here.

12:46 AM  
Blogger transience said...

your first four lines capture me. i imagine waking up, sleep-warmed with a body curled perfectly against my back, and wanting to leave the marks of my nails everywhere. mmmmm. then coffee in bed after.

4:22 AM  
Blogger GEL said...

Such vivid imagery, I could paint this on canvas just from your words. Very romantic.

12:23 PM  
Blogger bert moth said...

illimitable voices - No, that sounds really interesting. I've never thought about mild stimulants in relation to a renaissance.

Something else that I find interesting is the use of certain drugs in fueling the creativity for the information age. Nobel-prize-winning chemist Kary Mullis said that LSD had helped him develop the polymerase chain reaction that helps amplify specific DNA sequences. Also, Steve Jobs described his LSD experience as one of the two or three most important things he has done in his life.

hmmm... they could be on to something.

transience - Frisky before the coffee? I'd be remiss not to wonder what happens after.

**silvermOOn** - I'm glad to see you drop by. That actually reminds me - I've been meaning to poke around your visual arts page. Off I go...

11:05 PM  
Blogger blue rogue said...

Eager eyes
and Cheshire smiles
in a sumatra blend of

Alice in the wonderland at 7:00 in the morning. Hehe. How seldom we get that mad...

9:32 AM  
Blogger Stormy Zephyr said...

Really nice images that you portray in here!! Very nice

7:59 PM  
Blogger bert moth said...

blue rogue - How seldom we get that mad? If only it was seldom, some of us would be so much better adjusted - as if that was a good thing!

stormy zephyr - Gracias. I couldn't help but notice that "This Side of Paradise" was one your favorite books. Mine as well. It has that vain quality where we can't help but put ourselves in Amory's shoes. The sign of a brilliant writer!

11:55 PM  
Blogger GEL said...

O{O (Sorry, can't c&P your blog name b/c hurt my hands)In. Voices promtpted your mention of the fascinating effects of stimulants upon DNA researach. (This is NOT in support of drugs: different line of reasoning.) (VOice software is limited to "type for me" while I try to leave comments.) I was almost a biology major...and in fact was a science major(s) besides the arts so I hunger to discuss this. Thought of it inintially in your poem. Many also theorize about antidepressants or other meds that SOME writers are under the innfluence of, while creating. The mind is a fascinating entity...

I haven't linked yet to my professional artsite. Still thinking on that. Thx for your keen interest in my visual arts & for another book to put on my reading list. (Thx Storm Z, too!)

3:00 AM  
Blogger Prat said...

Ah those 7 am pangs for all things wild.
Your words left we asking for more through the end.
And fantastic picture.

2:11 AM  
Blogger bert moth said...

**silvermOOn** - So sorry to hear about your injury. I wish words could do more...
I'm not advocating drugs nor condemning them. However, I do find the subject somewhat fascinating. I'm still under the impression that most artists were/are on some kind of drug. It's going to have to take a shitload of evidence to change my mind.

prat - Maybe it should have been entitled 7:10. The first ten minutes are spent cursing the alarm clock - then the fun begins.

12:54 AM  
Blogger temppixie said...

Mmmm how we all want that 'afterglow@

4:45 PM  
Blogger Lorena said...

i think the words, the images, the photograph wrap up together into this cozy feeling and lovely beginning to a day.

"caramelized passion
ignites caffeinated
yummy :)

5:44 PM  
Blogger bert moth said...

temppixie - Ain't that the truth!!

lorena - If only every day would begin like that.

Although, then it might be like "Groundhog Day," and that might be a bit weird.


11:06 PM  
Blogger sigmund fraud said...

This is good writing. I liked it.

10:53 AM  

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