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More Than a Kiss – Poem of the Month – October 2020

More Than a Kiss

You held my hand
as we walked 
Hummingbirds hovered
by bougainvillea
tumbling over
whitewashed walls
Sun tingling
tanned skin
As we stopped to kiss
a lightheadedness
from shared wine
released inhibitions 
You pulled me closer to you
Biting my lip
knowing I wanted more
Loving,
clawing, scratching
at the air
in silent screams
Desires sated
as light rain
showered
surprised
entwined bodies
Cooling
heated passions
Leaving our footprints
on parched sidewalks
The day turned sultry
as we resumed
our walk in silence
Introspective
Both knowing
more of what
was still to come
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Image by マサコ アーント from Pixabay 

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Word Prompts
Loving - Word of the Day
Footprint - RDP
Introspective - FOWC

Song Lyric Sunday – A Kiss From A Rose

As it is Mother’s Day, Jim Adams has prompted us to find a song about Mom/Mothers/Flowers for Song Lyric Sunday. This week I am choosing A Kiss From A Rose by Seal. It is one of those songs that puts me in a place and time. I happened to be visiting my mother in England when it became popular. So I have pleasant memories for this Mother’s Day!.

Hope you enjoy this version from the Batman Forever movie. The quality is better than the original official video.

 

A Kiss From A Rose - by Seal
Lyrics


There used to be a greying tower alone on the sea
You became the light on the dark side of me
Love remained a drug that's the high and not the pill
But did you know that when it snows
My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen?
 
Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels, yeah
Now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey
 
There is so much a man can tell you, so much he can say
You remain my power, my pleasure, my pain
Baby, to me, you're like a growing addiction that I can't deny
Won't you tell me, is that healthy, baby?
But did you know that when it snows
My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen?
 
Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels, yeah
Now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey
 
I've been kissed by a rose on the grey
I've been kissed by a rose on the grey
And if I should fall, will it all go away?
I've been kissed by a rose on the grey
 
There is so much a man can tell you, so much he can say
You remain my power, my pleasure, my pain
To me, you're like a growing, addiction that I can't deny
Won't you tell me, is that healthy, baby?
But did you know that when it snows
My eyes become large, and the light that you shine can be seen?
 
Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels, yeah
Now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey
 
Yes I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
Ooh, the more I get of you stranger it feels, yeah
And now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey
 
Now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey
 
Songwriters: Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel
Kiss from a Rose lyrics © BMG Rights Management

Song Lyric Sunday – You’re No Good

This week our prompts for Song Lyric Sunday, hosted as always by Jim Adams, are Best, Better, Good and Great. For my song I have chosen ‘You’re No Good’ by the fantastic Linda Ronstadt.

One of the most blatant and memorable songs in the “no-good man” milieu, “You’re No Good” was written by a guy: Clint Ballard, Jr., who also wrote songs for Connie Francis and The Hollies. The song is about a woman who comes to the conclusion that the guy she split from was trouble from the start.

This song had been around for a while before Linda Ronstadt took it to the top of the chart. It was originally recorded by Dee Dee Warwick in 1963. Her version was produced by the famous team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, but it stalled at #117. Betty Everett had more success with her version, which went to #51 in 1964. First released on her 1963 album of the same name, Everett recorded the song at Chess Records in Chicago, with Maurice White on drums (White, who later formed Earth, Wind & Fire, was a staff drummer at Chess early in his career). Everett was a former gospel singer who, like Ronstadt, had a very powerful voice. Her next single, “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss),” became her biggest hit.

The song made one more chart appearance in 1964 when the British male band Swinging Blue Jeans switched the gender and took the song to #97 in the US and #3 in the UK, where it became the best-known rendition of the song.

A decade later, Ronstadt started performing the song and recorded it with her producer Peter Asher. Released as a single from her fifth album, the song was a huge breakthrough for Ronstadt, whose chart success to this point was sporadic (her biggest hit to then: “Long, Long Time” at #25). She became one of the biggest stars of the ’70s, known for her musical versatility and impressive vocal range. Most of her hits were cover songs, including the follow-up, “When Will I Be Loved,” originally recorded by the Everly Brothers.

This song makes it quite clear that the lowdown guy is no good, but in the second verse, Ronstadt turns it around, as she’s done some bad things herself and deserves some comeuppance

Heart Like A Wheel was the first album Peter Asher produced for Ronstadt, and the results were spectacular. With his duo Peter & Gordon, Asher had a #1 hit in 1964 with “A World Without Love,”and later became head of A&R at The Beatles’ Apple Records, where he began a longstanding relationship with James Taylor.

In a Songfacts interview with Asher, he explained that getting the most out of Ronstadt meant listening to her and honoring her ideas. “I may have listened to her with a bit more attentiveness than others had in the past,” he said. “There was, particularly back in that era, an element of, ‘Don’t you worry your pretty little head about that, I know what’s best.’ Linda knew a lot and was not given credit for it.

Courtesy of Songfacts


Lyrics

Feelin’ better now that we’re through
Feelin’ better, ’cause I’m over you
I learned my lesson, it left a scar
Now I see how you really are

You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
Baby, you’re no good
I’m gonna say it again
You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
Baby, you’re no good

I broke a heart that’s gentle and true
Well, I broke a heart over someone like you
I’ll beg his forgiveness on bended knee
I wouldn’t blame him if he said to me

You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
Baby, you’re no good
I’m gonna say it again
You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
Baby, you’re no good

I’m tellin’ you now, baby
And I’m going my way
Forget about you, baby
‘Cause I’m leavin’ to stay

You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
Baby, you’re no good
I’m gonna say it again
You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
Baby, you’re no good

Oh, oh, no
You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
Baby, you’re no good

You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good, oh

You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good, oh

You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good, whoa

You’re no good
You’re no good
You’re no good
Maybe you’re good

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Ballard Clint You’re No Good lyrics © Memory Lane Music Ltd

The Other Side of Darkness

The Other Side of Darkness

She walked slowly
and deliberately
crossing the path of no one
Her hair like spun sugar
Almost caramelized
In the early morning sun
 
The day was beginning
making its glorious entrance
bringing lightness to her day
The remains of the previous night
Little more than bad memories
slowly slipping away
 
Darkness had consumed her
blackening her heart
Stealing her soul
Wretched and angry
She fought hard to escape
the tenebrous hole
 
Kissed by the solar energy
her thoughts now clear
She shook off the shroud
releasing the negativity
that was consuming her
Letting it drift up to the clouds
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent's Thursday Prompt Write/Photo - Yearning
 

Forked Tongue – A Villanelle

Forked Tongue

What is this language you speak?
That I am pretty and I amuse
Yet no deeper do you seek
 
Am I there to decorate and be sleek
Arm candy to enhance your ego
What is this language you speak?
 
Kiss me until my knees are weak
I am more than your accessory  
Yet no deeper do you seek
 
My love is torrid and not meek
Full of passion and lust
What is this language you speak ?
 
The situation has become bleak 
My words are foreign to you
Yet no deeper do you seek
 
Maybe I’m still hurting
I can’t turn the other cheek
What is this language you speak?
Yet no deeper do you seek
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

National Poetry Writing Month
Day 5 - April 5, 2019

NatPoWriMo - Prompt

Following Dargan’s lead, today we’d like to challenge you
to write a poem that incorporates at least one of the following:
(1) the villanelle form, (2) lines taken from an outside text,
and/or (3) phrases that oppose each other in some way.
If you can use two elements, great – and if you can do
all three, wow!

I managed two out of three. I chose the Villanelle form (my first attempt!) and the first two lines of the last stanza are taken from “Coming Back To You” by Leonard Cohen

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