Daily Prompt – Cupid’s Arrow – Poem / Poetry – “Feasting on Feral Feelings”

Daily Prompt – Cupid’s Arrow
by Michelle W. on February 14, 2013

“It’s Valentine’s Day, so write an ode to someone or something you love. Bonus points for poetry!”

It’s like all my birthdays have come at once! Thank you Michelle W. for the lovely Valentine’s gift, of course I will write poetry, it would be rude not to!

Amazingly, this romantic holiday falls on a Thursday, which just so happens to be Poetry Day for me – everything’s coming up roses again!

If you’re reading this on the day then a very Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your significant other!

And if you’re single then I hope you still enjoy the sentiment, there’s a little present at the end for you 🙂 – thank you my readers, I love you all!


Feasting on Feral Feelings (by David Ellis)

She could pounce like a tiger, a cougar on the range
When she digs her claws in, it’s impossible to escape
Feels like I’m jumping with no parachute, into the sea
Sinking to the bottom of an ethereal, underwater city

If I make the mistake of letting her through the door
Cannot fake euphoria, I’m on the floor begging for more
A delicious, burlesque carnival of carnality begins
Her glamour is much greater than a shower of diamonds

Sweeter than any fruit plucked from a blossoming tree
I’m drunk on her tune, she croons it oh so softly
Floating on a bubble of champagne mixed with fun
Romance electrifies the air, two hearts beating as one

She’s sending me messages, a veritable network of signals
Broadcasting winks, nods, nudges on salacious channels
You can fight her if you dare and at your own peril
But if she finds you unprepared, your feelings will go feral

Creatures of the night when we embrace our passions
Wild beasts conviving in intoxicating abandonment
When we’re holding the world in the palm of our hand
Nothing seems impossible, nothing seems to taste bland

Finding the maps to navigate these uncharted waters
An arrow leads the way, heading straight right for us
When it pierces us deep, stroking our amorous cores
The volcanic desire erupts and there are no survivors

We are heading on a journey of discovery and destiny
The more we learn about each other, the greater the intensity
Celebrating each and every day as if it were ornate treasure
The pleasures of the flesh, there can be nothing finer

So grab your partner, some candy and some gorgeous flowers
Scented candles and oils, an aromatically powerful balance
Sensually indulge senses, true feelings, let your love grow
Leave those dirty dishes until you’ve finished tomorrow

And if you’re single and can’t get physical
Curl up with a book, film, wine, nice meal
Treat yourself like a king or a queen
And let’s raise a glass to next time

Here are some other posts about this prompt by my fellow bloggers – some of them contain lovely poetry, so get stuck in:-

1. What Would You Do? « Experimental Fiction
2. “noT all th0se who wAnder are Lost” : LOve day 2oI3 « Mind Heart Journeys
3. You Are So Beautiful to Me | midlifemusingsblog
4. Cupid’s Arrow – A ‘Haiku’ « Q the Adult
5. Daily Post: Cupid’s Arrow | tel-uh-vizh-uh-ner-ee
6. Cupid’s Arrow: Daily Prompt for Valentine’s Day | steph’s scribe
7. Daily Prompt-Cupid’s Arrow « The Cheeky Diva
8. Love for Women Everywhere | a day with depression
9. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow | I really just pretend to know stuff
10. It Was Just A Matter of Time | littlemisswordy
11. My very first poem « Front Porches and Candlelight
12. An ode to two of the most precious people in my life | Random Encounters of an Inquisitive Mind
13. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow « DiaryCube
14. Love’s Melody – Love, Sex & Poetry (Daily Prompt Post – Cupid’s Arrow) « Linda Long Writes!
15. Ode to My Children | Stuphblog
16. Stupid Cupid | The Jittery Goat
17. Sixteen and Never Been Kissed « Keeping it Real
18. The blind date that changed my life! | Melanie Ryding – Ryding2Health BLOG
19. This Bud’s For YOU! « Spirit Lights The Way
20. A little anti-cupid ode | Hope* the happy hugger
21. My ode to loved things and people! | Everyday Adventures
22. Thursday Special « Spunky Wayfarer
23. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow | dandelion punch
24. An Ode to Sleep | Mind of a Mouse
25. cupid’s arrow struck true | thematticuskingdom
26. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow | The Ineffable and Unutterable Musings Of A Mad Man
27. Foolish Archer « Drops of Ink
28. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow | Daddy’s Naughty Little Girl
29. Valentine Haiku | Kansa Muse on Micro Farming and More
30. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow, Hands to Hold « Lines by Linda
31. I Like This Mug Too Much | Never Stationary
32. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow Shot Hard | My Blog
33. You, Me and Us | Pigments of Life
34. Post a Week: Look Forward | sketches and scribbles (reloaded)
35. Cupid’s Arrow « thelissachronicles
36. I Heart Bacon | This Thread Sucks
37. Cupid’s bullet | The Nameless One
39. Roses are Red… | Prayers and Promises
40. Cupid’s Arrow: Love Without Boundaries | Katherine’s Daughter
41. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow | Phenomenal Lass
42. You Know She’s The One… « Travel Making Kai
43. Ode To Divine Love | Through the Peacock’s Eyes
44. Cupid’s Arrow | Lady Goodman
45. Schmalentine’s Day « My Mind-Grapes
46. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow « A Western Buddhist’s Travels
47. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow | Tita Rita
48. Ode to 30 Rock « So You Think You Can Think
49. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow(s) « Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
50. Persistence « Sandra’s scribbles
51. Valentine’s Day Poetry « nightmare of daytime
52. An Ode to Cheese « ARay of Sunshine
53. Blood, Guts And Gore « Kafija ar Pirāts
54. Ode To Sweet Black Joy « Fish Of Gold
55. Worth waiting for « Master Of Disaster
56. Happy Valentine’s Day – I ♥ guys! | Wife – in captivity
57. GET IN MY BELLY « theloneshewolf
58. Daily Prompt – Cupids Arrow. « thegingerbreadcafe
59. Yoga and Love ..Happy 2013 Valentines DayLiz For A Day
60. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow « Life&Ink
61. Happy Love Day!! « Life of a Minister Mom
62. Poem: An Ode To My Love | Wise Counsel
63. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow « To Breathe is to Write
64. Before Dawn | The Temenos Journal
65. As Ordinary as a Rose | Purnimodo
66. Daily Prompt:Cupid’s Arrow/ A Pierced Heart is a Precursor to Real Love « motherofnine9
67. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow | The Evolving Dad
68. Daily Post-Cupid’s Arrow “IN YOUR ABSENCE” | soumyav
69. Ode to an Xbox « draliman on life
70. Cupid’s Arrow « I’m Afraid Of The Dark
71. Mad love | Thin spiral notebook
72. Together « CardCastlesInTheSky
73. Love is as Easy as ABC | Sorta Ginger: Ramblings of a Quasi-Redhead
74. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow | The Gozum Show
75. So Apparently It’s Valentine’s Day or Something? | She Said What?
76. Peeing Cupid. Sounds stupid? | Standing Ovation, Seated
77. UNENDING LOVE « hastywords
78. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow « Lady Lovely Blogger
79. DP Challenge: Cupid’s Arrow – A Poem « In Love With The Lord Poetry and Prose
80. Cupids Arrow: Tale of a Happy Ending | Baxterwrites Stories
81. Oh that my Ode was for You | Sammy’s Moleskin
82. I Feel Like Such a Schmuck…. « So I Went Undercover
83. Prompt. — MommyVerb’s First Guest Blogger: Y! « mommyverbs
84. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow « Big Bowl Of Thought Soup
85. A Valentine’s Sonnet | The Write Way
86. Ode to a Ship | DP Cupid’s Arrow « Life with the Girl Next Door
87. Cupid’s Arrow | toastandgems
88. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow- My First Love | The Wondering College Student
89. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow | Musical Foodie Love
90. Friday Flash: Walls « writersclubkl
91. Daily Prompt: Cupid | ThesesLittlePieces
92. You and I on Valentines | artisticmilestone
93. Love Over Troubled Water | Wiley’s Wisdom
94. i’m a bit late,,,,but Happy Valentines Day!!! « My thoughts, My life
95. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow … in the Southern Sky it flew yesterday!s | Fasting, Food and other musings by determined34
96. I Love It | Mike Sensitivity
97. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow | The Blogging Path
98. Ode to Mexican Mocha Pudding « Now Writing Every Day
99. Ode to You « – ellikitty –
100. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow « huntprayerpoems
101. Oh that my Ode was for You « saintbeagle
102. daily prompt : cupid’s arrow ; or haiku on motherhood | bodhisattvaintraining
103. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow | Family Photos Food & Craft
104. Haiku for You | Sammy’s Moleskin
105. When The Arrow Hits You Harder | Chasing The Bubble
106. Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow « Mama Bear Musings
107. Valentine’s Day « The Silver Lining of the Optimistic Pessimist


12 thoughts on “Daily Prompt – Cupid’s Arrow – Poem / Poetry – “Feasting on Feral Feelings”

  1. Pingback: UNENDING LOVE « hastywords

    • Very kind of you, thank you. I read yours too and it was excellent, very believable despite being fiction. I particularly like the rhyming of the lines at three/feed and about the boy being four/having salty blond hair, such a lovely story that flows effortlessly and all the better for being a poem too!

  2. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow … in the Southern Sky it flew yesterday!s | Fasting, Food and other musings by determined34

    • Very kind of you to say so. I do have alot of passion and belief in what I do. You write with purpose, grace and very engaging ideas and processes. Your posts are definitely ones that I enjoy to see on the Daily Prompts, it is a pleasure to experience another writer concerned with the quality of their words.

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