Day 20’s prompt: Take a line from an earlier poem (preferably from this month) to begin your poem for today.
Hm, an interesting prompt this one! I opted to take the first two lines from the second verse of Day 6’s poem, to use as the first two lines of this one. Enjoy the result…
Temptation of the Vine
It was not the expected apple
So bland and ordinary to me now
That aroused my wicked side,
Leading me wildly astray
From conformity’s domain
And whet my appetite to disobey…
No, it was a darker taste
Which tickled my tongue that day;
The seductive and hedonistic grape
Swallowed and suckled with abandon
By so many kings and deities,
Dropped in their mouths, scandalously
By wench and servant-boy alike.
Even crushed it is a delight,
Within the magical elixir that is wine,
And solid, so much more elegant to bite
Than the clumsy crunch of an apple.
To me, it is the true fruit of temptation
And an image more tantalisingly pleasing
Than the supposed forbidden fruit of yore.
I actually performed this one at a poetry slam – see the video below (and I may have added some swearing, just to warn you 😉 )
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