Thursday, July 14, 2016

What A Tongue

Art by Milena Pavlović Barili (via Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade)
Milena Pavlovic Barili

can tell is ripe

or rot
with a single taste,

a heart cannot.

For Words Count at Real Toads

17 comments:

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Perfect.

Fireblossom said...

This has such a classic feel.

Fireblossom said...

(and the title made me expect something else. Ha!)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes. Truth.

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh the heart is blind..too often our betrayer. I agree with Fireblossom. This does have a classic feel to it.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is an excellent truism. One to bear in mind, or refer to when in doubt.

brudberg said...

Alas, we cannot do anything but to try, or have a taster like king of past used to have.

Jim said...

Wonderful Flash, MomZee. Our hearts are fickle, go with your gut.
Thank you for this nice prompt. I'm not sure the guy has a ring in his nose but the fellow I wrote of has.
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Sioux said...

only 13 words. Incredible.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I adore brevity and this small poem that says so much!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Perfect indeed.
Anna :o]

Gillena Cox said...

Indeed!

Thanks for a very challenging prompt

much love...

kaykuala said...

Non-physical emotions not easily controlled can get them astray!

Hank

Outlawyer said...

Wonderful short poem; there is a sixth sense not always present in that wishing-to-please heart. Thanks, MZ. k .

hedgewitch said...

But sometimes the heart does seem to have a sense of smell--this is really what you do best, MZ--hit a subtle thought and make it clear and crisp, with just the right amount of words.Agree with Shay on the title--it really adds a very wry touch the way you've used it.

Bryan Ens said...

A lot of truth in those few words. Too bad that the heart often doesn't notice the root until far too late.

Hannah said...

Perfection, MZ. Thank you for the challenge!