A Certain Point of Beauty

A Certain Point of Beauty

A Poem by Neville Pettitt
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I'm gonna leave it up to you......

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‘A Certain Point of Beauty’

He dreams, breathes, eats and sleeps less well

Than his once famous Spanish mistress and

One time, would be courtesan

He being a poet, a collector of moments

And a connoisseur of beauty

Arranges with a shepherd to sacrifice a lamb

 

He then considers leaving in the morning

Before her daily rituals begin

Of showering and combing

Of breast and pelvic muscle exercise and moaning

Long before her beauty frays

And leaves her just another extraordinarily

Attractive woman….


© 2018 Neville Pettitt



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Author's Note

Neville Pettitt
I found this old un gathering dust, so thought to myself, why not eh, why not....it needs to breathe

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We all have our flaws...no matter how perfect the world might think we are. Remember this, "A little powder and a little paint makes a woman what she ain't!" :) The real person...the one under all the makeup and spanx...is the one you want to know. Good one. Lydi**

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

4 Weeks Ago

what a lovely response Lydi** thanks a bundle and then some... show me a gall without her spanx and .. read more



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Of course I know the title Neville. The lines that interest me most are the last three in stanza one. Sacrificing a lamb sounds almost menacing. He leaves in the morning before she starts to slap on the paintwork which will destroy her perfection. I imagine him looking at her while she sleeps and he sees total perfection in his eyes. He wants it to remain that way. Good morning Neville, have a lovely day.

Chris

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Bad word choice, I meant depth rather than hidden :) Bet that pacific's bloomin deep too.
Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

darn deeply dark an hard, or deeply wet an soppy.... :)
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Wot? You or the Pacific? Maybe both lol
I remember reading this (and see my review bellow "if we can call it a review lol") but with some different words so I'm not sure if You've edited it or not.

most artist are like that, some may adopt one certain point and swim, dwell, dive, rise... within it, bring forth all the beauty they can behold, imagine, feel... and search for, to embody it, the whole beauty within that specific point, while others go wandering and wandering from point to another searching always for something new to ignite their inspirations, and You my passionate poet friend had Your own way to say it in these enchanting lines, setting the scene alive in our heads.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

to visit me once is a pleasure, to visit my words twice is a blessing... thank you so much Light an.. read more
We all have our flaws...no matter how perfect the world might think we are. Remember this, "A little powder and a little paint makes a woman what she ain't!" :) The real person...the one under all the makeup and spanx...is the one you want to know. Good one. Lydi**

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

4 Weeks Ago

what a lovely response Lydi** thanks a bundle and then some... show me a gall without her spanx and .. read more
We long for those moments of framed perfection that make all those happy ever after thought bubbles in our mind, yet we selfishly, for one reason or another want to leave before we catch sight of a flaw...which woould no doubt be our own reflsction.
Woah! Where did that come from? Its not even 8am yet :)

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Neville Pettitt

4 Weeks Ago

Reckon I know what that cat said, don't you... yeah, only kidding.. whoopi meow...
Lorry

3 Weeks Ago

Funny how we all sympathise with the cat in that scenario. Poor Whoopi. But c'mon, she is called Who.. read more
Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

makes ya wonder dunnit..
It's the plight of rare beauties...Thank goodness I'm just a flawed Queen!:) dusting..good exercise eh?

Ps. I had to read this thrice...I kept reading it as he was her courtesan...mused me in a whole other direction, you did Nev.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

4 Weeks Ago

something old something new.. as you were reading I posted these words anew.. how strange is that...
I believe if he didn't leave before her daily rituals, then he wouldn't be able after that, not she, her beauty and allure will allow him to!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

Lovely to hear from you again, many thanks.....N
such a prime example of the womanizer ...but she too is a player ..splendid moment ..interesting interaction ... whats said and what isn't .....a very intriguing read for me ... lots of flavor
E.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

Bless ya my very good and insightful literary friend, I am so glad you checked in. Hope you are well.. read more

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