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June 26, 2012 / amivglobus


She plied her trade and traded well
For what she had she could not sell
But only lease some little while
The basest act with highest style
Paint and perfume are minor lures
It’s faith and hope that most adjures
The lonely man to seek her treasure
And settle for a moment’s pleasure
Though he takes a stance so bold
What has he to trade but gold?
When the deal was made he
Found her every ounce the lady
And so she drew an ardent fan
Made him feel every inch the man



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  1. ManicDdaily / Jun 26 2012 8:58 pm

    One thing so interesting in your poem is the courtliness of it all! Her ladylikeness, his chivalry! And the rhyme and words like adjure – very clever. k.

  2. brian miller / Jun 26 2012 9:55 pm

    smiles…while there is a sexual undertone going on…there is also some validation of each other as well…and i wonder did they both walk away with what they wanted?

  3. Claudia / Jun 26 2012 11:00 pm

    smiles…seems they both found what they were searching for..

  4. zongrik / Jun 26 2012 11:51 pm

    i like the pun in the last line

  5. Ravenblack / Jun 27 2012 12:15 am

    Somehow I sense a bit of pity in the coldness of this transaction. Well captured scenario.

  6. Gemma Wiseman / Jun 27 2012 3:25 am

    Wonderful tension between mannered, surface social grace and a bristling undercurrent!

  7. ayala / Jun 27 2012 12:07 pm

    Nice… They both found what they were looking for.

  8. Victoria C. Slotto / Jun 27 2012 1:25 pm

    Really clever play on words there at the end. The rhyme and meter flowed well.

  9. joanna / Jun 27 2012 8:04 pm

    also found the ending very witty. nice.

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