Femme Coquette ⁓

Femme Coquette ⁓

A Poem by Richard 🍃
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English [Shakespearean] Sonnet

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Femme Coquette ~

Her voice bit into him like lacquered nails

that screeched across the blackboard of his mind;

as cold as rime, she's thin as ice that fails,

and is so dark she leaves the senses blind.


She emptied him and stole away his peace ...

left naught behind but grief-filled memory.

For those of you who might this wailing cease,

judge not too harshly what you cannot see;


that once a man is softened in his heart

to trusting in a hardened femme coquette,

there is no way to stop before the start

of all to come that he'll not soon forget.


Her heat set high his lust to blazing fire,

then left his ashes on her stone cold pyre.




Richard W. Jenkins

©2019

© 2021 Richard 🍃


Author's Note

Richard 🍃
Artwork by Irene Patten

All honest, hard, well-intended critique, comment, and advice is always welcomed,
but know what you're talking about when you give it. : )

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A very sharp and biting piece...lacquered nails dig deep! For some reason it reminded me of Wallis Simpson whose biography by Andrew Morton I just read. Femme fatales are death indeed. They leave little in their wake but ashes. Yet there’s always more for them to destroy. A great poem Richard.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

G'day, Lady Divya! 🍁
How nice it is to see you here today, selecting one of my newest litt.. read more


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This is the most emphatic & animated & dynamic I've ever seen, for a sonnet written by you! Bravo! This is the way to make us forget about form & stay glued to your compelling message! It looks like some of these up-and-coming sonnet blasters are reinventing the sonnet at the cafe & boy, am I glad! *wink! wink!* Maybe a fresh sonnet wave is powerful enuf to move even the most staid & habitual sonnet writers! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 21 Hours Ago


Love this write, and that last two lines. amazing write

Posted 21 Hours Ago


dearest Richard... I knew a Poetess that fit this description and I know she would adore your poem. If you are fortunate to be so endowed with coquettish beauty ... it will bring a Smile that steals hearts away. gently, Pat

Posted 2 Months Ago


Yikes!! I wonder where your inspiration for this one came from. Still I'm impressed. You hint there's more to the story 'bout her than you care to express. Favor me with a chat, where was your mind when you came up with that. Intriguing.

Posted 2 Months Ago


There is nothing more poetic than a sonnet. I love the bit of this one. Very clever as always.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

3 Months Ago

How nice, Cherrie,

To see you so early in this hopeful new year!🍹*🍹 "klink!"read more
Wow! I absolutely loved this, such bit too when you read it aloud.
Your opening had me hooked straight away;

'Her voice bit into him like lacquered nails
that screeched across the blackboard of his mind;'

Have you read John Steinbeck's East of Eden? Makes me think of our poor old Adam Trask.
I loved it,
Best wishes,
Laura

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Ah, yes, Laura 🌸
Poor Adam, the innocent-minded trusting fool, who saw only the good in ev.. read more
LouBelle

1 Year Ago

You are most welcome Richard! East of Eden is my first encounter with Steinbeck, but I will certainl.. read more
Yeah but i cant help myself one day i will learn but (no I wont... besides the bunny isn't too flammable.) the cutting conveyance is well formed in this write and i'm glad to see the word coquette being used love the sound of that word!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Ohhh yeah, Robert!
I've suffered that very same malady, more than once. ; )
I agree, ".. read more
I see what other reviewers see, and I see the flip-side. Women like that are always damaged, often traumatized from something wicked. Their persona is armor, and their appearance is perhaps revenge. A shiny apple, daring to be touched.

This is a brilliant poem and the artwork is perfect for the poem.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

G'Day, Mr. Ray,
What an interesting and wisely insightful review you've gifted this rather ey.. read more
A situ' /a story relatable to many of your readers... those who have dared to love and are 'singed' by the fire. How aptly are these feeling shared here that are real! No critique to offer but praise of a master's work in this instance. Your insight into the realities of life is striking! Thank you for sharing this with us, your readers.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Ohhh, Kitty Sweet 🌼
You always know the exact words to quicken the heart and gratify a bar.. read more
kitty

1 Year Ago

The pleasure's mine dear Sire!
A very sharp and biting piece...lacquered nails dig deep! For some reason it reminded me of Wallis Simpson whose biography by Andrew Morton I just read. Femme fatales are death indeed. They leave little in their wake but ashes. Yet there’s always more for them to destroy. A great poem Richard.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

G'day, Lady Divya! 🍁
How nice it is to see you here today, selecting one of my newest litt.. read more

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