Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 22 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEd News:
Life Arts    H5'ed 4/7/21

Sonnet: The Fruits of Over-Ripe Love

Follow Me on Twitter     Message John Hawkins
Become a Fan
  (8 fans)

Goddess of fertility, particular view. Seen in Berlin.
Goddess of fertility, particular view. Seen in Berlin.
(Image by
  Details   DMCA

Sonnet: The Fruits of Over-Ripe Love

by John Kendall Hawkins

"The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom...You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough." - William Blake, Proverbs of Hell

She was a high strung bodiced cello laid

out on my divan, a regular ripe

tomato, and I, the love apple type,

fell for her like Newton's Eden. I preyed

on her smile and her soft unctuous gliss,

a plucked, low-hung fruit keen for rapturing

lips, and when she slowly thrummed -- capturing

the essence of the moment -- I knew bliss.

My fat siren, my morbidly obese,

my own saucy stromboli with the works

overflowing with me in her eyes -- Jeez,

who needs Smiley Silage and her porn tweaks!

For my money -- and it is my money --

the road to excess leads to my honey.

Rate It | View Ratings

John Hawkins Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter Page       Linked In Page       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Australia. His poetry, commentary, and reviews have appeared in publications in Oceania, Europe and the USA, such as Cordite, Morning Star, Hanging (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Chicago 7: Counter Cultural Learnings of America for Make Money Glorious Nation of Post-Truthvaluestan

Sonnet: Man-Machine: The Grudge Match

Outing the Appendix: The Climate Change Wars

Finding the Mother Tree: An Interview with Suzanne Simard

Sonnet: Mother's Day Poem

A Cosmology I Can Live With

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: