your words are obsession

i wear them as garland

around my neck

a syllabic posy


touch me not with tentative fingertips

let me feast on words first


you speak a bouquet with ardent brevity

soaked in cognac, breeding longevity.

intoxicated I yield

as you place the blindfold

dark consonants consume vapid vowels

light removed, limbs revealed


i warn of sensitive skin

a hedonist prone to histrionics and hives

seeking sweet amaranthine surprise

amidst stinging nettle nouns

arrogating attention with alliterations


your words fire me

in terse, tectonic tense

a loquacious libretto

of hyphenated suspense


our nascent hearts




86 thoughts on “Aphrodisia”

  1. I had a huge smile on my speechless lips while reading this. What do I single out here? Diana… Bow down to your might. I don’t think I’m qualified enough to make a comment on that… I’m just going to enjoy these beautiful, rich, vibrant ‘bouquet’ of words… Each line is beauty personified! 🌹😘🌼

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    1. Anytime I can throw words, affection and flowers together I’m happy! Even happier with your wonderful response… so let me assemble 🌸🌹 and some ❤️😍 and send you a dose, over the mountains, seas and moonlit clouds (with ease).
      Open your door, incoming delivery for Isha-ism Inc. 🤗

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    1. Oh 😊 certainly, there is not a hint of dismay
      When Diana sees evidence of Isha word play
      A fabulous friend, an intriguing poet
      Friendship builds through words
      And fun rhymes, doncha know it!

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      1. Oh yes, I do, through this fun experience on WordPress,
        and continue to know, I shall!
        I’m in awe of this magnificent poetess,
        my dear friend and virtual pen pal! ✒😍😘🌹💐🙌👭✉📬📝

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      2. Haha love it!

        You never fail to impress
        Tis only the hour that compels me to acquiesce
        So to surrender to your pen-ship and charm
        ‘Til next we word joust, I’ll gently disarm

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      3. No surrendering, but I concur,
        Let verbal affection now occur,
        When another time allows it and does demand,
        Until then, I take your leave; slumber well, sweet friend 🌹😘😇🌌

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      4. And fill your day with endless smiles
        Know that warm thoughts are negating the miles
        For although my head is heavy with sleep
        Sweet Isha-isms in thoughts I shall keep..
        (and your bright little doodles…)
        Chat soon Queen 👸🏻 of Rhymeland 😘😊💜💜

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      5. Haha! There would be long delays in conversation! Which might not be such a bad thing, as sometimes people make hasty remarks which might be better if thought about first 😊 Not us of course … other people 😉

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  2. Right from the image to words, flow and all doses in between it bloomed and bloomed my heart. It came straight from that place where it went. LOve and light ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. Hahaha, that made me smile and blush this morning dear Diana ❤ Thank you so much and have a sweet time ahead ❤ ❤ ❤


  3. Aphrodisiac!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Your vivid and rich vocabulary and the perfect understanding and usage of each expression, every figure of speech, in your poems exalts your excellence. You are splendid and so are your creations. And with these words you instill so many feelings in the reader.. #sapiosexuality 😛
    Amazing Diana!!❤️❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗😋😍😍

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    1. Parth! ❤️💜❤️💜 What fabulousness am I reading here; I’m enthralled by your comments!
      You are entirely on point to mention #sapiosexuality here: this piece is entirely about words inducing both love and desire! Minds connecting!
      Bravo and Happy Valentine handsome! 😊💟💟💟

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      1. Yayy!!😊😊😊😊 I could totally feel that.. this fantastic work of your is oozing with it.. and I couldn’t help myself but mention it to confirm.. and I am relieved it is!!😅😊😊
        You are outstanding Diana… Bravo is your work.. Happy Valentine Gorgeous!😊❤️😋


    1. Oh Ivor, I’m so grateful that you joined me on this little flight of verbal fancy. I’m glad your reading was punctuated with sips my friend 💟💟🍷


    1. This comment is the bees knees! Hehe … 😉💕 🐝
      Thanks for being so splendid and taking the time to provide such fabulous feedback Kelsey! Happy Valentines Day dear poetess 🌹🌹😊❤️

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      1. Wicked awesome! On a random side note, the bee emoji is one of my favorites!! 😁💕 and you deserve it, but you’re quite welcome madam! Happy Valentine’s Day to you as well!!! ☺️❤️🍫🍾


      2. I love random side notes, foot notes and old love notes even haha. Bees are precious and pollen sends my tongue tingling. Hope your day top notch 🤗👯‍♀️🌸🌸❤️

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  4. You conjured a bunch of sound-flowers there. How you play with sounds in this piece, a delice on the tongue. ❤ Consonant and vowel changing patterns add rhythm to meaning bringing a whole new dimension to your work. Keep exploring linguistic and phonetic horizons dear D!
    Those lines made me laugh and nod my expressed resolute approval!
    "touch me not with tentative fingertips
    let me feast on words first"

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    1. Oh you are something! With your exquisite inspection and interesting take in my writing. This was a peculiar write for me; even as I wrote it I felt like an inner cryptic muse was forcing words and having fun with my thoughts.

      I also laugh with you at those lines! Words make or break many a tender moment.
      Dear B, so thrilled you continue to read 😘😘❤️

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      1. I’m always happy to be here. 🙂 Lovely twirl. and yes, all the bathroom scrubbing. I been staying on top of the tiles seeing that if I don’t it requires bleaching. I’ve learned my lesson. lol Love your poetry though. It gets me through.

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      2. Wow. I should take a page out of your book in the bathroom stakes. Sometimes I make extra work in my life by pretending the mould isn’t there. No one else can see it.
        See, you have me thinking metaphorically. As does your writing which is so rich and thought provoking xx
        Blows my mind that you like my poetry.

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    1. Just to know you are reading and thoughtful enough to comment is enough to make me smile 😊💕
      This piece took me a little longer to write than most – being a dedication to the power of words in the context of love I had to fill it with hefty words to pack a punch!

      Have a wonderful day! My days are always brighter when I have a chance to speak to you 😊💟💟

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      1. You are very much appreciated with your sweet words ESP xtruck! Every time I have this burning desire to ask you about your name and the motivation for it …❤️😊

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  5. You keep adding words to my lexicon and string them together using elegant alliteration. As far as interpretation is concerned, I’ll come back, because I believe in interpreting things closer to what the poem actually says, rather than an overtly subjective one. So I hope this comment isn’t trite. Great writing.

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      1. It’s strange you should say that because I actually think you’re very knowledgable and your posts irrespective of the them are very erudite. And you’re one of the two knowledgeable writers on WP who I admire. The other is Bruce. I don’t know if you follow him. He comments on my blog regularly, and explains some difficult philosophy using the simplest terms. He’s also a good satirist. You might enjoy reading him. I still have a long way to go.

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      2. I shall definitely seek him out! And thank you for your honesty (and wonderful compliment!)
        I guess your words and my reaction remind me that my self esteem needs a little work eh? I do appreciate you Nitin even if I sometimes retreat to a quiet corner of the room just to observe.
        PS- I think you are well on your way!

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      3. I think self-esteem issues plague us all, but I retreat to philosophy. I find a do it yourself, and find meaning and take responsibility for your good and bad actions existential approach working. It has really helped me over the past month. And being too righteous or too hedonistic isn’t the way. Solomon will agree in Ecclesiastes, which is one of the very books in the Bible I like. Basically because of its nihilistic tone. The older philosophers like Kierkegaard or Aurelius help although I don’t necessarily agree with everything they say. There are good modern books too, but some very bad ones also. But hey, ultimately whatever works. To each his/her own my friend. And I’m just as cool with observing as I am with engaging. And you’re very welcome, and thank you.


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