Silk, Cashmere, Linen

15 Mar

These are my seasons:

Silk
slippery and smooth
it does not stick
no matter how hot,
silent caress on my skin,
weightless, as if I were naked.
Silk is a surprise kiss,
goosebumps along my neck,
dinners and slow dances.

Cashmere
the soft, warm hug
I can wrap myself with
and daydream in
when you are not with me.
Cashmere is leaning back
against your chest,
feeling your heart beat,
fast then slow.

Linen
crisp, fresh breeze
my hair pulled up
off my neck
your hands circling
my hips like a busy bee.
Linen is lemonade,
swinging on a front porch,
our legs intertwined.

Interesting prompt by Brian over a Dverse Poets Pub on Thursday. In his post, Meeting the Bar: The Blind Poet, he encouraged us to write a poem using all of our senses except sight. This is what I came up with.

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18 Responses to “Silk, Cashmere, Linen”

  1. Mary March 27, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    Beautiful. Loved the sensuality of your poem. Silk, cashmere, linen — each so evocative & able to be felt….deeply.

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  2. Ina March 28, 2014 at 3:46 am #

    Lovely fabrics in every season! Cashmere, I wonder how it feels…

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  3. Mary October 29, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

    Oh, I am surprised this poem did not receive more visits when it was first posted…. I really like thinking of seasons as fabrics. You took each ‘season’ and made it into a sensual feast. Truly a beautiful poem.

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  4. writersdream9 October 29, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

    This poem flows softly like the fabrics themselves!

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  5. Sanaa Rizvi October 29, 2015 at 3:54 pm #

    Such a wonderfully sensual and elegant poem!! Inspired 😀

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  6. connellykevin October 29, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

    What a lovely response to the theme! All senses have and are seasons, brilliant!

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  7. charliezero1.wordpress.com October 29, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

    The sensuality of your poetry sings with so much heart and passion. Love it a lot. 🙂

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  8. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) October 29, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

    What a wonderful poem.. and how come I never read this.. Love how you have tied the seasons to different cloths.. Personally I love the harshness and warmth of tweed as well….

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  9. Grace October 29, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

    I love all the seasons of silk cashmere and linen ~ They are so sensual to the touch ~

    Thanks for sharing this with us ~

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  10. Bodhirose October 29, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    What a creative angle for the different seasons…love this!

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  11. Pleasant Street October 29, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

    Ah, what great pictures you have painted here, engaging our senses as well, brava

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  12. thotpurge October 29, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

    Love the creativity here- tying seasons to fabrics and the feelings connected with them.

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  13. katiemiafrederick October 29, 2015 at 10:31 pm #

    Touch.. all the nuances..
    such a beautiful
    sense.. but
    alas i
    cannot
    touch anything
    textures manmade
    but silk.. without
    cringing
    through
    skin..
    Nature
    bRinGs
    sense..
    Silk
    dreams
    for
    me as well..:)

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  14. Misky October 30, 2015 at 6:20 am #

    Stunning metaphors, and a very enjoyable read.

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  15. Ayala October 30, 2015 at 7:05 am #

    Sensual and lovely poem.

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  16. MarinaSofia October 31, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    Fascinating comparison! But, if I’m not mistaken, we have one season missing. Could that be that cotton, which reminds in its crispy freshness of spring? Silk is then autumn, cashmere winter and linen summer. Or am I completely wrong there?

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    • lupitatucker October 31, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

      Marina, you are not wrong. I don’t have a relationship with cotton, per se. It does not invoke my senses, personally, however cotton could very well be within your seasons! 🙂

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  17. navasolanature November 1, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

    It is so original and has such beautiful soft links.

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