June 1, 2016

please do kiss me maiden of the milk ............................................ for I am a frog prince again



The Enchanted Prince 
Maxfield Parrish ©




in a principality of pugnacious tug-o-war 
I was born, another precocious son of village lore  

pauper now am begged alms please give to thee 
what have you, in your eyes besides ugly me 

am I repugnant or something you secret away 
have you something else to do with the rest of your day 

perhaps I could be rabbit you, wish loosened 
portico held goats, chickens and a goose in 

wing spread chase of flies and spies off your small farm 
I give you my crown, found I still need one arm 

to reach and receive what is past our sight and believed 
for I could be the love you seek if braving past grieved 

EJR ©

4 comments:

  1. "tug-o-war" ... clever

    I like these sections:

    "what have you, in your eyes besides ugly me"

    "am I repugnant or something you secret away"

    ... which is also just this:
    "am I repugnant or something you"

    "I give you my crown, found I still need one arm

    to reach and receive what is past"

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  2. The word "again" in the title implies that he cycles in and out of loving her, so it seems she'd be wise not to proffer kisses too eagerly.

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  3. goose in = goo sin

    funny

    secret away ... secrete away, secrete a way

    I also see poor tickle-held goats (and goads).

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  4. This reminds me of something I once wrote..

    I would fall from heaven's grace
    to touch the lines of your face
    loving you, it is not I who sin
    it was my heart that let you in
    perhaps, a secret well guarded
    shards of poetic words bombarded
    under the span of an oak crown
    in your seductive words I drown

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