Sonnet to the Well-formed Derriere

I will not burden myself with a lie,
and therefore tell you nothing but the truth:
a woman’s shape does often catch my eye
as it rests beneath—(well, that is uncouth!)
I woo this damsel with her tush, so grand,
and peek beneath her flowing petticoat
in hope to win much more than just her hand,
such as those goodies I can’t help but note.
Such lustful feelings in me are stirred
And I defy all cretins who would assert
that roundness does no longer suit a skirt
and flatter bottoms are these days preferred.
So let me now my preference declare:
It’s hard to beat a well-formed derriere!

 

Jerry Kemp

Jerry has written and published two books: A Bouquet of Poetic Thoughts II and Galloping Pegasus, four humorous novellas.  Retired from his horse ranch and other activities, Jerry lives with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and numerous birds at the outskirts of the Sonoran desert in Arizona.  Celebrating his 82nd birthday in October 2016, ignoring the onset of Parkinson’s symptoms, Jerry continues on in his pursuit of happiness. He still paints, enjoys classical music and poetry by the old masters and, of course--writing.

The Stormy Atlantic

As large gray swells begin to pound the shore,
I know, the worst to come isn’t far behind;
sand bags are filled to block our cottage’s door—
and none too soon; the whole Atlantic, lined
with swelling crests, invades the wintry beach
in ranks that break—reform.  In one wide sweep
huge waves assault the granite cliffs and reach
inland with greedy tongues.  I watch them leap
toward our windswept home, lick at the shed
and sweep it out to sea.  Amidst the spray
I see a dozen lobster traps, all spread
among sea muck and foam in wild array—
I add my voice to those who cry to Thee
for ev’ryone in peril on the sea.

Jerry Kemp

Jerry has written and published two books: A Bouquet of Poetic Thoughts II and Galloping Pegasus, four humorous novellas.  Retired from his horse ranch and other activities, Jerry lives with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and numerous birds at the outskirts of the Sonoran desert in Arizona.  Celebrating his 82nd birthday in October 2016, ignoring the onset of Parkinson’s symptoms, Jerry continues on in his pursuit of happiness. He still paints, enjoys classical music and poetry by the old masters and, of course--writing.

Sonnet 32

 

Should I write down a song of fervent love,
Perhaps consult some dusty catalog
With names of those whom I had held above
The merits of a banter’s dialogue?
The one, who one day entered my domain,
Was sudden spring in pure sonata form;
My virtuoso she would then remain
To play our souls’ Appassionata storm.
When perfect love ennobles mind and heart,
It cannot ever be confused with lust;
Our bond may break, for death must do his part
To cast aside our lifetime’s ring of trust
And strip us of our caring mortal shell—
But we have lived in love—and we loved well.

© 2016 Jerry Kemp

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Jerry Kemp

Jerry has written and published two books: A Bouquet of Poetic Thoughts II and Galloping Pegasus, four humorous novellas.  Retired from his horse ranch and other activities, Jerry lives with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and numerous birds at the outskirts of the Sonoran desert in Arizona.  Celebrating his 82nd birthday in October 2016, ignoring the onset of Parkinson’s symptoms, Jerry continues on in his pursuit of happiness. He still paints, enjoys classical music and poetry by the old masters and, of course--writing.