The Fifty Cent Tour

Sunday, January 15, 2012

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i call my lovers 
and demons
to the table
by their proper names

i make them dance
for their supper
as i sing Summertime
in dead ringer Ella Fitzgerald



January 2012 ~ Rene
For Magpie Tales
Happy 100th Tess

27 comments:

  1. Not everyday :) Thanks Brian, for always stopping by. No matter the weather.

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  2. it happens to the best
    you are in good company
    and I understood it all

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  3. thank you Suz. No, I am never lonely at being alone :)

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  4. I really like (b/c I know that feeling):

    the right words cliff dive
    off the tip of my tongue

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    1. Isn't it great when that happens?
      Thanks Laurie!

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  5. "i call my lovers and fears to the table by their proper names"

    I love this line. So often we sugar coat the true names of lovers and fears. Honesty just feels good.

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    1. So does courage, my love :)
      Thanks Crystal

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  6. So many awesome lines in this Rene!!! You have such an amazing talent!

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  7. Lovely, and the image really adds to the poetry!

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  8. underwater, undercover
    life does flow without a struggle
    and the right words cliff dive
    off the tip of my tongue

    Excellent!

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  9. the right words cliff dive
    off the tip of my tongue

    I love this!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Tess. Thanks for coming by.

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  11. 'Swim for their supper'. Brilliant!

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  12. i am never, ever disappointed by you.


    xoxox

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  13. That Is like the best thing I've ever heard :)

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  14. So lovely--I beamed from inside!

    @AudreyHowitt

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  15. Great write, Rene ... we must all sound like divas under water, don't you think?

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  16. A great mysterious feel indeed. the last stanza really stood out, but liked the notion of underwater undercover too, great verse

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  17. Such fun...like blowing bubbles through your nose!

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