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Warm milk and nutmeg
swathe around her feet
in an allemande sway.

Her fingers;
they count the curls
and flicks of silken toes,
giving marks out of ten -

fourteen; for novelty,

with enough pretension
to humble the ocean.

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The following comments are for "Allemande Sway"
by silverscent

Mystery Poem
What the hell is allemende? How do I know it sways? What is "silverscent?" Why do I like this poem? Or maybe I shouldn't like this poem because it has fourteen curled and silky flicky toes?

Which is to say, I like it.

( Posted by: gomarsoap [Member] On: May 17, 2007 )

like the dance, right? and also like the sauce, hence the warm milk and nutmeg? ... love that, the combining of the two in to a baroque feast for the senses... or am I a mile wide of the point... either way, enjoyed.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: May 18, 2007 )

Rarely do I have to look up a word! Love the sound of it, and it was new to me. Whereas modern German dance music involves no swaying at all . . .

I have no idea what this is saying, but it rolls off the tongue. I love the feel of it, anyway.

( Posted by: viper9 [Member] On: May 25, 2007 )

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