I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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8 March 2016

On Remembering Bliss

A stream, soothing cold
on a fierce day…

On winter mornings
heat from the shower
pouring over my shoulders
and down my back…

After sobbing,
the peace
engulfing body and brain
before deep sleep…

Do I grin to recall?
No, I shudder with pleasure.

A quadrille using the word 'grin', written for dVerse Quadrille – 4.

11 comments:

  1. interesting how a "shudder" is usually used for fear or displeasure, but it CAN be from pleasure too. Nicely done.

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  2. The ending line was unexpected: I shudder with pleasure.

    I can only imagine the bliss and peace before the deep sleep ~

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  3. I love the progression, Rosemary! And the ending - oh yes.

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  4. This was like a journey with a nice ending!

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  5. I like the unusual use of "shudder" here.

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  6. "I shudder with pleasure." How cool, Rosemary!

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  7. Shudder with pleasure... so much like goosebumps of warmth... love it...

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  8. Nothing quite like a hot shower on cold mornings. This makes me think of the fact that we would not know pleasure without the opposite.

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  9. Do I grin to recall?
    No, I shudder with pleasure

    'Shudder with pleasure', gosh! Very innovative line Rosemary!

    Hank

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  10. we cannot know what pleasure is without pain.loved it

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  11. Ah.. challenge..
    cold shudders
    briGht iN
    warm
    showers
    comfort..
    beds off
    dirt floors
    outhouses
    wiTh spiders
    crawling then
    out oF holes..
    pleaSure grins
    iN zoNe
    oF
    homeNow..:)

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