48 comments on “A Man For All Seasons (In Fashion)

  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    Love this! “Sturdy husband material.”

  2. yassy says:

    Bravo. Carry her over rye threshold after you wed. Can just imagine you with your bride in your arms. Mama Mia a sight to behold.

  3. crimsonposy says:

    This made me smile. A man like this is definitely in fashion.

  4. gabychops says:

    Well, well, this is what we have been waiting for!

    Smart girl! Benjamin, don’t waste time!

    Joanna

  5. vintageblack says:

    Loving your brief yet poetically loaded love/philo-capsules :)))!

  6. Lia says:

    I adore this!!!! πŸ˜„ Its “you can leave your hat on”-ness gives me an utter feeling of joy and delight. She will be lucky… and we in spirit can cheer you on… as long as you keep sharing your wonderful poetry. πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰

  7. Ace says:

    Nice one, Benjamin. I love how you can capture such power and meaning and just a few short lines. Well done πŸ–€πŸ–€

  8. Cassa Bassa says:

    Oh My God! This is just perfect!

  9. Secrets says:

    Haha! This is berries Ben πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  10. Beautiful, especially the β€œsturdy husband” part. πŸ™‚

  11. Kritika says:

    This is cool. The above comments have them all written. Yes some ‘sturdy husband material’ and wearing a man like seasons. Amazing thought.

  12. The poem was nice, but I’d rather not objectify any human being, whether male or female or non-binary, even as a joke.
    Lovely, little poem!

  13. Msdedeng says:

    Benjamin, it’s 04:30PM here and I can’t seem to grasp your words, but then I think that perhaps my brain is tired and lazy. it is not even trying, lol.

    • I’ll try to rephrase it: She likes to have me around her all year round, regardless of where or what she is doing, and what is going on around her, because I’m worth it to her and I don’t wear out my welcome. But abstractly it’s a play on the phrase of husband material, and I tried to metaphorically state how she wears me in every season and situation because I’m so sturdy like someone’s favorite fashion piece. And then, it’s also a play on how a song might be made. Most revolve around taking a cliche phrase and twisting it somehow. Thanks, as always, for reading and leaving your thoughts.

      • Msdedeng says:

        Ah! well, this helps a lot. So, she wears you all seasons long not because she loves you but because you are accessible to her? I guess I interpreted the word “wear” two ways: one, she wears you because she loves you and is proud to show you off, but my second “wear” is she wears you down. She is oblivious to your exhaustion because to her, you are sturdy, and again, accessible.

      • Well, that’s an interesting reading. Yeah, it can make you wonder: Is it love or accessibility? It makes sense to me how you interpreted this. It could totally have a double meaning to it like you said. One way is positive and other is negative. That’s the cool thing about art, so many ways to see something. Amazing to read your reading of this. I agree with it all, but maybe others can see something else in there also. I guess it is both positive and negative thing. Great thoughts by you. You went beyond the words and found a deeper meaning! The start of a great essayist!

      • Msdedeng says:

        Well said about art, and the many interpretation of the same piece makes absolute sense. It is why I enjoy reading people’s responses who have a different perspective from what your original thought was. It makes you go, “ah! I see that.” Thank you, Benjamin!

      • Thank you! I, too, like the different ways of viewing something. Your first look isn’t always the best one. It’s awesome to have layers so you can keep coming back to writing and finding new things. Thanks again.

      • Msdedeng says:

        “Layers” is a good way to put it. πŸ™‚

  14. Chris Hall says:

    Delightful, Benjamin! Deep and yet playful, those clever lines made me smile πŸ™‚

  15. saree says:

    Lovely humor you got, loved it

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