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… even the Wolf

art-by-ryan-pancoast

 

In this season of fairytale and legend he paints himself as almost a hero.

He imagines himself snatching the poisoned apple from the rose-red lips of the raven haired princess with the snow-white skin and replacing it with an urgent kiss from his own hungry mouth.

He dreams of braving the vicious thorns of imprisoning briar to lift the unmoving but gorgeous living body of the sleeping beauty from out of her silent coffin.  To carry her to some safe and secret place and wake her with the heat of his breath upon her barely-pulsing, newly-naked throat.

He sees himself placing the glass shoe on the delicate foot of the young. innocent, badly treated servant girl and claiming her wide-eyed perfection, pulchritude, purity and submission for always.

Yet the girl he really wants – the angel in the red hooded cloak –  knows him as the dangerous creature of which her mother has warned.  He is the restless stranger with poetry in his notebook, desire in his heart, and a world of darkness in his soul.

It is true that his teeth and claws can be sharp and he has such a decadent yet eloquent hunger.

But now, in these fading days and threadbare nights, even the wolf yearns only to be loved.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Ryan Pancoast

It has now become a tradition for me to re-post this on Halloween. It does not fit with either the pagan origins or the current commercial frenzy for this ancient festival, but it is probably about as fairytale as I get. Although I do have a fondness for Sleeping Beauty which I shall also post today.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2018 in Poetry, Still Life

 

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Good things

 

Good things

seldom happen

randomly

by chance.

They usually need

more assistance

than just hoping

for divine intervention.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Thomas Saliot

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2018 in Poetry, Still Life

 

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Who?

 

Who will tend

your flowers

who will shine

your stars,

who will keep

your secrets

who will light

your dark?

 

Who will write

you letters,

who will sing

you songs,

and who will

feed your ego

one day

when I’m gone?

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Mark Keller

 

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2018 in Poetry, Still Life

 

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Never changed

 

I might be

seduced

beguiled

entranced

enthralled

enamored

fascinated

bewitched

captivated

enraptured

spellbound

but I can never

be changed.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Not new, but always true.

Art by Michael and Inessa Garmash

 

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Infinite futures

 

There are no paths

leading back

into the past.

But all the roads

that stretch out

towards our hopeful

wide open

infinite futures

wait for us

impatiently.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Not new, but true.

Art by Loui Jover

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2018 in Poetry, Still Life

 

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Sports car

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You have such

elegant

sleek

slender

stylish

svelte

pure

perfect

classy

classic

sports car

curves.

 

Driving you

would be

a delight.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

First posted this time a couple of years ago. I enjoy driving.

Art by Annick Bouvattier

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2018 in Erotica, Poetry, Still Life

 

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Butterfly Net

Pieter Wagemans

Butterfly Net

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She reads him avidly

hungrily

looking for patterns

for answers

for hints

for clues

for oxygen to fuel

the breathless possibility

that she might be ‘she’

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Meanwhile

he chases her soul

with a butterfly net

spun from the best

of his words

to capture her

completely.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Pieter Wagemans

This is not new – posted three years ago at least. But I still have the butterfly net somewhere.

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2018 in Poetry, Still Life

 

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