My sybaritic seducer
Whose tongue-tipped lips
Lick wickedly like warm waves
Annealing my malleable resolve
And raping the corpus of my stoic soul,
Cease your torment of my long-healed wound
And let it be; for I exist content, quite whole, alone,
My memories the marrow of my firmly steadfast bones.

38 thoughts on “Sybarite

    • Thank you Christina. Unearthing meaningful words seems contagious in our community but it’s a truth that older words can be more precise in their meaning than their contemporary equivalents and they are times when the one – and absolutely the only one – word will do, so you are indeed wise to keep a caboodle of them within reach.

  1. That kind of experience sounds like an act of freedom rather than one of lust (“And raping the corpus of my stoic soul”…)
    It is, isn’t it? (“And let it be; for I exist content, quite whole, alone”…).
    Let’s welcome the sybarite one!..
    Great one, dear Mike. Best wishes to you, Aquileana πŸ˜€

  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    oh I like I keep close my journal of words and quotes that feel good on my tongue so to speak πŸ™‚

    • That’s what smart people do maryrose πŸ˜€ and while that tip below was to a young writer just starting out, it’s a useful tool for any person to put together. So glad you liked this piece and thank you for giving your eye to it.

  3. Your works never fail to make me instantly grab my dictionary. I just so love how you put artistry in those poems, reading each and every word over and over again.

    • I welcome the storming of every wall save the one that leads to the chapel πŸ˜‰ Thank you indeed for your interest and interpretation Sir P.

    • Thank you Steve, the rapid heating and slow cooling of the annealing process could indeed be described (under certain circumstances) as sybaritic – in the extreme even πŸ˜‰

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