Lost #Haiku Challenge 145 @RonovanWrites

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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 145 with prompt words – Beautiful, Curse

She railed, offensive,
Her beautiful charms lost, time
is no friend to her
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~ FlorenceT

 

 

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Shades lighter #Haiku Challenge 135 @RonovanWrites

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What can I say except “it was unimpressive”.

I know it is not meant to be an award winning movie, rather entertainment with a profit-making purpose (as with any movie made).

It stayed with the central theme of the book, the romance and complex relationship between an apparent young entrepreneur with a dark side and an innocent naïve young woman seeking to maintain her independence.

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What struck me about this sequel “Fifty Shades Darker” is the moderation of the dominating character of Christian Grey. He has lost his edge and the ‘darkness’ that consumed him. There went the ‘bad boy’. Darker? I think not. Perhaps the film-maker had heeded the outcry that followed the first movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” – that it promoted the physical domination and subjugation of a woman for a man’s pleasure, that it was alright for Ana to be abused – and thus toned it down.

So now we have the tortured soul that is Christian Grey, a man wanting to please, to change in order keep his love; a proud man who would fall on his knees begging for her to stay. As Christian said, he is not a dom, rather a sadist taking pleasure in the pain of others, a trait he would willingly forgo for Ana. And he did. Ah, okay. Love is powerful, it conquers all. Fairytale? You bet, and not a convincing one.

It was more explicit than the first movie in its sexual portrayals though I dare say, not erotic. Somehow the sexual tension is lost, the chemistry between Christian and Ana is lacking. Vanilla.

This movie tries to please, but I am uncertain which audience. It turned out to be neither romance nor erotic and least of all, suspense. Yes, it was painful and not in that way 😉

What is intended to be intense erotic content felt voyeuristic and icky. Here is IMDB’s list of best sensually romantic erotic movies – call it research if you must.

By the way, I did enjoy an evening of movie and drinks with “the girls”, having a laugh. Thank goodness for great company, which more than made up for the lacklustre movie.

And now a haiku, for RonovanWritesHaiku Challenge 135 which can serve as an ode to Christian 🙂

 

sunrise

~ FlorenceT

 

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Pleasures #Haiku Challenge 134 @RonovanWrites

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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 134 with prompt words – Blow, Please

lips-cherry

As you please, I will

Bow before the pleasures felt

Till fear blows away.

~ FlorenceT

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Fire and Ice – a poem

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fire-ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
~ Robert Frost

 

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I breathe

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breath

 

And so I breathe
Deeply
This breathe of life
Watching it flow through me
Across the memories
Like a balm
Soothing
This flesh trembling
In the aftermath
Of fire scorching
Ripping through veins
Bloodied wounds
Seldom seen
And so I breathe
Deeply
For momentary comfort

– FlorenceT

[Edited: Image included 1 Nov 2016]

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#Haiku Challenge 96 @RonovanWrites

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It seems such a long while since I wrote a haiku. So with this small window of (time) opportunity, here is my contribution to  RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 96 with prompt words – Lighting, Rain.

 

Quick as lightning strikes

He was gone, never returned,

Rain never did stop.

– FlorenceT

 

Feature image ‘Tears and rain‘ by giulz89

 

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A pilgrim

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A pilgrim

Have you ever wondered
The names under which you live
Mother, wife, daughter
Their transient nature and their strong hold

Have you ever wondered
As they disappear, evolve
Where will you be then
Unbounded, uncertain of your next name

Have you ever wondered
Of the loss with which you must sit
Watching their passing
Untethered, seeking a firm ground

Have you ever wondered
How like strangers, the names remain
Mother, wife, daughter
Their familiar essence though now gone

Have you ever wondered
The transitions you must traverse
Oft searching for
A destination transforming at your approach

Have you ever wondered
How long you, dear pilgrim, will mourn
Before you wake
To the many pilgrimages that is

Your life.

~ FlorenceT

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