21 February 2014

Pour the Water, Stroke My Scalp


He pours warm water
slowly over my hair.
I close my eyes. He slathers
shampoo, massages my head,
uses long strokes from scalp
to neck, neck to scalp,
always changing pressure light to firm,
firm to feathery, then pours water again,
water at skin temperature,
poured again and again.


Victoria over at DVerse Poets Pub had us writing about memories and sensory descriptions. I don't know if this qualifies but this memory of my Honey washing my hair says love to me! As well, it's lusty (of an age 68 variety) words of love for Herotomost at Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads. Finally, I also offer these 55 (counting the title) for the G-Man.

48 comments:

  1. nice....love the washing of each other...especially when done with care....you may remember i wrote on last week on pouring warm water over my wifes legs...i love little things like this...smiles.

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  2. That sounds like pure heaven!

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  3. This is beautiful, it can be such an intimate experience.

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  4. nice... there's such intimacy and care in this... do you know the scene when robert redford washes meryl streep's hair in out of africa... sooooo romantic...

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    1. My favorite movie of all and one of my favorite scenes. When I told my Honey how sexy I found that scene the above was initiated. Ahhh.

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  5. Love this! A simple ritual, full of intimacy, told in simple strokes...

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    1. Thanks, Rosaria. These kind of little things make life sweet.

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    1. I am indeed and I'm grateful every day for this man in my life.

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  7. Wow, I think I know what I am doing tonight...lol!!! That was relaxing, sensual, romantic and I loved the down to earth reality that a moment like that can bring. No bells or whistles or flowers and candy, just a moment together with a little water and a lot of love. Great job and thanks for writing for the prompt.

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    1. Thank you for posting it, I enjoyed this.

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  8. Nice! And I love that you made it qualify in so many different categories. Leave it to a grandmother to multipurpose like that.

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    1. We are the great multitaskers, aren't we?!

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  9. Mary Mary.....
    You are so easily pleased. Every man's dream!
    Loved your Wishy Washy 55
    Thanks for playing, you always bring a bit a whimsy
    to the Friday Funfest. Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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    1. Simple things like this are so pleasant that I dare say most women would be pleased.

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  10. What a wonderful way to be treated.. washing someone's hair... couldn't imagine anything more intimate.. or just maybe I can..hmm

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    1. Watch Out of Africa when Robert Redford washes Meryl Streep's hair (our original inspiration) and you'll see that one thing can lead to another.

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  11. That is a heavenly description.. I love head massages. What a loving gesture. Fits all 3 prompts beautifully..

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    1. I'm actually not big on massages but this is the best.

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  12. It's been so long since I had a professional haircut. It always feels great to have someone else wash my hair, but damned if they could ever make those sinks at the beauty parlor comfortable!

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    1. Yes, you don't have to worry about that at home.

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  13. Love the intimacy of the pouring again & again ~

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  14. well done.. the poem hit all three categories perfectly... love the sensual feeling to this...

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  15. This is so well described and bravo to the 68 year lusty! Quite beautiful.

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    1. Is it a sign of my age that I'm so easily pleased?

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  16. Deeeelightful. Let the Mystic Moods Orchestra play on in its boat while the world floats away.

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  17. I pay to have this wonderful hair wash with styling at a salon. What a joy that you had this treat at home. Fine poem!

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  18. This is one sensory sensation I've missed out on (the private variety) ... Great write!

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