Prompt Poetry #1

I don’t typically jump on the prompt, awards, questions, and theme bandwagons I see floating around the blogosphere. Not that there is anything wrong with them. I enjoy reading those posts, but I usually have so much floating around in my own brain it’s hard to post what I want and jump on the bandwagons, too.

However, this morning as I was sipping my coffee and reading through blog posts, I came across Sadje’s, author of Keep it Alive, weekly blog post. Her post is titled What Do You See, where she provides a picture, and if we’re inspired by it, she asks us to share our inspiration.

I have done just that. Sadje asked that we keep the post family-friendly. I will admit that this post is subtly erotic, but it is what came to me. I’m not really sure what came over me, but I went with it. I will not be offended if Sadje should decide not to include it in her round-up, as I might not have stuck precisely to the rules. πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy it!

Love & life lessons,


The Carpenter’s Wife

she loved him most

when he came home from work

his fingers calloused and curled

from sawing, hammering, and drilling

his plaid shirt damp from sweat

the scent of salt and sawdust

intoxicatingly masculine

she’d go to where he sat

on the edge of the bed

his hands anointed with stain

wedged between his denim-clad thighs

she’d unlace his boots

rub his ankles and legs

before spreading his clothes

and taking the whole day

inside her…

the grain of the wood,

miles of lumber waiting to be softened,

the kiss of metal hammering bark,

the saw, the hammer, the sandpaper, the drill,

and the long journey home

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23 Responses to Prompt Poetry #1

  1. Paula Light says:

    Beautiful! 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Phenomenal! Stream of consciousness, automatic and from the soul. Brilliant!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. utahan15 says:

    too bad she limits her blog to women over 50? why is that. oh well. lmao


    • kristianw84 says:

      Her blog is by no means limited. Sadje has followers of all ages, and it’s no wonder; she is one of the sweetest and wisest bloggers you’ll ever encounter. πŸ™‚

      Liked by 2 people

      • utahan15 says:

        sorry but she has within the last sixty days stipulated women only over 50 she dumped me blocked me. shocking. so i m not a fan of hers anymore. i consider her a gender bigot.


      • kristianw84 says:

        Listen, you are entitled to your opinions, but Sadje is a friend of mine. She also happens to be a person with feelings.I will not tolerate name calling/bullying!
        In the future, I request that you please comment on my poetry/posts, (whether you liked it or not,) and not on the bloggers I tag in posts. Thank you!

        Liked by 2 people

  4. Sadje says:

    Love this and how you’ve just hinted at things that went on. I’m honored to include your post in my roundup Kristian. Thanks a lot for joining in.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Love this Kristian!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Brad Osborne says:

    Well, it sounds like you know your way around a piece of good wood. Loved this playful poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. The V Pub says:

    Loved it, although I will never look at Pinocchio in the same way again. πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Very nicely done Oh Mistress and also nicely handled further up with regards the complainer.

    Liked by 1 person

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  10. KL Caley says:

    Very clever. Great entry. KL ❀

    Liked by 1 person

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