There are days when you’re just too sweet
There are nights when you’re just so sour
Still I savor your taste when between my teeth
Thank heavens for grapes!
My New Love
There are days when you’re just too sweet
Manchmal sind die besten Tage Nächte. Bravo!
Es ist so wahr. Major thanks!
Hahaha good one , Ben. Enjoyed this.
Awesome. Glad you found some enjoyment in it. Thanks with everything!
The title alarmed me, Benjamin, luckily it is one of your lovely plays on our conviction that we know you, and you are as elusive as ever.
Thank you for a little amusing surprise.
A very wonderful compliment for an artist: “Elusive as ever”. It’s good to be able to branch out at times, and go in different directions, to create with different roots. Some surprises are fun! Thanks as always!
Nice piece, Benjamin!!!! I always look forward to your posts!! You do an amazing job of capturing such love and emotion in a few short lines!! Well done, as always 🖤🤗
Thanks a lot, a lot! It’s nice seeing you here. Your words really keep me motivated to keep going. Universal hug! 🙂
Aww you’re so welcome, it’s my pleasure!!! I’m always here!!! 🤗 Thanks for being an awesome friend 🖤🖤
Haha, nice one! Absolutely Berries (sorry, I couldn’t help myself).
Thanks big time, Bree! That’s one of the best compliments. 🙂
I love how you had me going in one direction and then another, all within a few lines. Awesome writing. 😊
Cool 🙂 There’s something to feeling a like tug of war in a poem. Thanks so much! Thank you!
I hope it’s not the same grape sweet in the morning by night it has gone sour 🐱
That’s something to think about. That can happen … at times. Especially if you look at this in a more metaphorical sense. And then I wonder if the narrative of the work would be being sarcastic in his praise for grapes. Maybe there is no like for sweet and sour. I like how you made me rethink my own poem! Thanks, my friend!
That’s how I thought there can be 2 ways to look at this. One is the surprising ending of praising a grape. Another is the sweet sour mix feeling of a well know beauty (grape is known for its diversity in use like wine). I hope i make sense. What I am trying to express is a simple poem is open for the reader’s interpretation, so it’s thought provoking which makes it a great poem!
Sure, I understand what you’re saying. I remember David Bowie said (but I’m paraphrasing) something about once a poem goes out into the world it can always become something else, and the readers create new interpretations for it, and the work almost because as much of the reader’s as the artists. It’s an interesting notion. You made me think of that now also. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I can see there are multiple ways to look at something. And all works have an unintentional and intentional meaning. Have a fantastic rest of your day!
That makes me think of how interactive poetry really is!
Sour grapes, and/or too sweet ones — dunno if I savour those. Pretty sure I don’t actually. But we do have to take the negs with the possies I ‘spose. This one has a bit of bite! Clever poetry. And it looks like you’ve got a great possy. Happy for that. Rock on Benjamin. 🤟🙏💗
True. Harder to savor the sourness of anything. It’s more like it lingers at times. But lovely to reading your thoughtful thoughts. There are negatives and positives that come tied together, too. That’s an astute point. And thanks for all you said! You rock on, too! All the best 🙂 💗
Hahaha! 😀 Loved the twist.
Yeah, you’re right: it’s a got a twist at the end. That works sometimes. 🙂 Appreciate your support and encouragement!
Haha! The ending caught me Ben. As always you bring out the best in brevity 👏
Thanks, Radhika. I can say the same about you. (And I just finished your poetry book yesterday. Many of your poems grabbed me and won’t let go!)
Your poetic style and content is endearing. I love it Benjamin
Thanks, Henry. I think we have some similar writing sensibilities, a mixture of playfulness and deep wonder. Thanks again!
I think so too Benjamin. Poetry should contain elements of playfulness in portraying life, events and society and other relevant subjects. Thanks
You’re right. It’s a hodgepodge of life, or snapshot of all its variety. Thanks for bringing your ideas to the conversation of art!
I appreciate your creative sense of evaluation and your interesting poetic artistic skills. Keep it alive Benjamin.
You, too! I’m sure we’ll share more ideas in the future! Have a rewarding week!
I agree with Henry! 🌞
Super. Thanks again!
I just stated the obvious fact, Liza
Lovely poem! I too love grapes!
Huge thanks!!! Grapes are one of the best fruits, especially when they have the right amount of sweetness.
Funny catch 😁
Thanks a lot. Means a lot coming from humorist like you! 🙂
You’re welcome Benjamin
Sweet or sour, it’s fun!
Well, thank you very much!
Just when I thought I had grasped it, then the last two lines happened.
It seems you grasped it twice, then. Thanks for your thoughts 🙂
You are kind. 🙂
Thanks. You as well! 🙂
Are you whining….I mean….wining? Lol.
Maybe a little of both. Depends on the day, I think. When things get sour I can whine, for sure. And when things are sweet I get too thankful. Perhaps it’s best to be somewhere in the middle constantly. Hope you’ll have a great Monday!
Lots to whine about these days…and then the sun comes out and it’s all, momentarily, better.
Exactly that! I like holding onto those moments. But maybe I’m learning they are perishable. Still, they’re too good to let go of sometimes. We have to be careful not to push the wrong things out of our lives. But I’m getting to philosophical now. Hope you’re enjoying some sunshine!
Lol. Philosophical is my middle name….. It’s a beautiful day.
I want that for my middle name also lol. I’m glad to hear that about your day. The sun is out, for sure.
You definitely have an unusual talent for poetry about love, Benjamin! Have you tried getting published? 🌞
Thanks so much! That’s a really flattering compliment. I have had a few pieces published here and there before. But I’m working on writing novels at the moment, and hoping to get one of those published. But I’ve also thought to publish some poetry. It would be nice to get a collection together. So many inspiring poets on WordPress and with their own books.
And to think you’ll soon be joining the ranks of the published authors! I look forward to reading your book! 🌞
I hope it will be so. Thanks for motivational support! That really means so much to me: and just saying this doesn’t express that enough. 🙂
Endeavoring the balance between sweet and sourness of your lover to keep them in your heart forever is a real task though 😂
Stay in love, Blessings.
You’re exactly right, Sirishty. It’s hard to find that balance, especially when it’s not just your own emotions that you must handle, but that of another’s. But still: I’d want to stay in love forever (with the right person)! Blessings to you also 🙂
😃 You are a lot of fun sometimes. Ah, unconditional love, even in the worst of moods and times… can’t be underestimated. Your poem gives that, in such a clever way. Thanks for the smiles. :)) xoxo
You’re right: unconditional love … gives us the chance to be ourselves! I am fun, sometimes. It’s true, also. Thanks for all your words. Lots of good things I’m sending you. Stay smiling! 🙂
It’s said that unconditional love towards ourselves makes the same toward others possible. And being ourselves, especially as creatives, is important. I can’t always stay smiling, nor can I always stay myself… unless that self is always changing. Wishing you continued creative success!
Oh, very true. We are always constantly in flux. We have a self but it’s an ever-changing self. That’s probably could be true about unconditional love, but I think unconditional love toward ourselves might be the hardest to achieve. I know I waver on it often. It’s easier to love others sometimes than love ourselves. But both are important. Thanks for sharing you’re intellect! Thanks a lot. Much creative success to you as well! Yet you always have that, anyway!
Thanks for your heart-warming comments. 💗💗💗
Always. You’re welcome! 💗 🙂
Hahaha amazing end.
Thanks, Kritika! Plus, even when the grapes are sour they never break my heart. (So it’s an added bonus.)
That is so true. I get you. 🙂 😉
My pleasure always 🙂
Ha, awesome! Blessings! ♥♥
Thanks a lot! Blessings to you also!
Hahahaha sometimes I too have a love-hate relationship with grapes. Now I want one 😂🍇
😂 I know what you mean. Sour one day, sweet the next. But still most of us love grapes! Wishing you some sweet grapes, though!
HAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh, life. 😂🤣🤣 And wishing you the same too.
Thanks many times over! 🙂
You forced images in my mind Benjamin, and then flushed them out by the last line. But now I’m wondering whether you haven’t meant something else by grapes. :)) Awesome.
You might be right. Perhaps it’s just a metaphor for something more: after all, some people go from sweet to sour in the blink of an eye. And from one day to the next you never know how they’ll be or act toward you. But it also might just be about grapes, haha. It’s cool to see what readers see under the surface of any work. Thanks a lot for the feedback!
That plot twist was great haha! Great poem. 👏
I owe you many thanks!!!! (For reading, supporting, and commenting). Have a great rest of your week!