dVerse Quadrille #131

Photo by Tom Grove on Unsplash

A Lean In Close

In-between those growing-up
years, those kisses deep
as a double bass,

Bobby Darin pours from
the jukebox. He’s a

dark language I don’t understand.

Sounds malicious. Thirsty
words soft as a cotton
saxophone.

It’s an over-salted melody,
and Mac the Knife plays on.

Written to prompt at dVerse Poets Quadrille #131: 44 words (sans title) including the word ‘juke’, Shared with #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021 Photo by Tom Grove on Unsplash

54 responses to “dVerse Quadrille #131”

  1. I really like your musical similes

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  2. Ha – i like the over-salted melody and, being a saxophone player myself, of course the words as a cotton saxophone – nice

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    1. Hello! I was eating a handful of salted cashews, and that phrase just fell on my lap.

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  3. Oooh, this is extremely vivid and vibrant in imagery. ❤

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  4. Dark, but perky. He was still trying to escape teen heart throb-dom da-dom

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    1. That song is still one of my favourite.

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  5. splish splash! some nice touches in here…soft as a cotton sax…and the over salted melody…deep as a double bass…you set the scene well to go with the title…

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    1. Thanks, Brian, and lovely to see you again.

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  6. Oh, love the cotton saxaphone and the over-salted melody. I can imagine gazing into the jukebox now. Miss those days.

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    1. Thanks so much. It’s fun to think how every table had its own music, and everyone’s preferences clashed with the next table.

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  7. Ah, ” Mack the Knife”! I’d forgotten how much I loved that song. This challenge has been great fun.

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    1. It was fun, wasn’t it!

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  8. Smoooooth. Well done Misky!

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    1. Yaaaaaaaah, man. Ta.

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  9. I never did like that song. Smiles. But I LOVE your grey wolf!

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  10. Aside from the over salted melody, I love: He’s a

    dark language I don’t understand.

    Thanks for joining us.

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    1. Always a pleasure to join in, Grace.

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  11. “In-between those growing-up
    years, those kisses deep
    as a double bass,”

    I really like this stanza. Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks very much.

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  12. Honey on the mind. Beautiful!

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  13. I just went out to a lyrics site to see what the song actually says and it is chilling! Bobby Darin always gave me a creep vibe and now solid corroborating evidence to go with the vibe! Well-written poem, Misky.

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    1. Thanks so very much. Glad you liked it.

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      1. You’re very welcome.

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  14. “He’s a dark language”
    “Thirsty words soft as a cotton saxophone.”

    Gorgeous.

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    1. Many thanks for reading it.

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  15. Great imagery to describe that jukebox swing. ‘Bobby Darin pours from the jukebox’ – I can hear him!

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    1. That song is on my “Walking” playlist.

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  16. mack the knife what a song thanks for the reminder. was one of my jukebox favourites

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    1. Thank you very much, and good morning to you.

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      1. Good morning. 😊

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  17. I love this- so beautifully done.

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  18. In high school I played duets with my best friend .. she on the sax, me on my flute. Smooth stuff like Mr. Darin!

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    1. Make that MR. please.

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  19. Love this especially; “Thirsty words soft as a cotton saxophone.” Exquisite as always! 💝💝

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    1. Thanks very much!

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  20. So much to love about this, but I had to pause at this line…..”He’s a
    dark language I don’t understand.” Stunning.

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  21. Yes. I liked that. Right songs, too.

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  22. over-salted melody

    I love this – clever and beautiful!


    David

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  23. But when you say Mack the Knife I think about Lotte Lenya…

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    1. Oh, those wicked shoes!

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  24. I really like “Thirsty
    words soft as a cotton
    saxophone” and “over-salted melody”

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