Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tazetta



image from rainyside.com archives


Tazetta

“A man should exchange bread for flowers of the narcissus,
because the bread feeds only the body, but the flower feeds
the soul.”--Muhammed.

Turn a window sill into a riot of blossoms, or
Tattoo a Paperwhite Narcissus, the bulb like a
Turnip, on the tender backside of your
Thigh, allowing this beautiful, hardy and
Tenacious tubor to become your organic
Totem, emulating the qualities of it, that I’m
Told will grow immediately, even without soil.


Glenn Buttkus

Posted over on dVerse Poets MTB

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22 comments:

Vandana Sharma said...

Nurtured with love and care this plant will sprout. Thanks for you participation.

Björn Rudberg said...

A wonderful experience those Tazetta.. the smell of them is something I recall as a winter treat..

Brian Miller said...

ok, maybe it is that I work in the high school but I felt a bit of a sensuous undertone to this one...maybe it was the organic totem that did it...ha...also the use of turnip (side note: did you see the first lady's rap on turnips yesterday, oh my)...

Grace said...

I don't think I have come across one ~ Admiring the t, specially organic totem ~

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love the paper-whites......a bit boondoggled over the positioning on the back of the thigh, hee hee.

Kathy Reed said...

Nice, Glenn, and a terrific response to the prompt...albeit longer lines...once stuck on a theme it's hard to change the vein of thought...letter T has a lot of possibilities, though, as in texture which you give the poem.

Cressida de Nova said...

Liked this naughty narcissus poem...clever and creative.

Truedessa said...

Glenn,

Turn a window sill into a riot of blossoms. I just adore that line. This poem has a sensuous feel to it.
smiling here.

Mary said...

This is very clever, Glenn. I like the idea of having an 'organic Totem' though I personally am not fond of tattoos. Smiles.

bwfiction said...

I have to agree with Cressida Glenn, nice

Victoria said...

I do love paper-whites, but the thought of a tattoo on the backside of my thigh just makes me twinge.

Sumana Roy said...

"Tenacious tubor to become your organic
Totem,"..oh i love this line and also the window sill one...super write..

zongrik said...

i like riot of blossoms

Arathi Harihar said...

organic totem..clever lines glen..

Susan said...

Tattoo or alive, you have me thinking the sweet little narcissus is no longer mere myth. Pretty tricky!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

They are beautiful! And your suggestion sounds quite romantic.

Wolfsrosebud said...

Wow... and you didn't even talk about the ever popular rose... my daddy gave me paper whites years ago... they still bloom long past his passing

Other Mary said...

Love the "riot of blossoms" and I agree the narcissus are beautiful, but their smell is over-powering.

an owl and a candle said...

This is stunning. I think you broke the syllabic rule (six per line), but it was well worth it! You had me captured from the title and image, but the poem spun a web 'round my soul too, like that sweet narcissus might do, if given the chance. Beautiful ending. I loved every word of this.

Justin Lamb said...

I like the connection between the plant's hardiness and using that as a symbol for personal strength. Well done.

thecourseofourseasons.com said...

A fragrant blossom of a poem filled with sensuous tattoos and a turnip too! smiles K

consciouscacophony said...

This is brilliant...the quote you start with is not only such a perfect introduction but also a magnificent starting point for the theme you wove throughout the poem. Gorgeous :-)