“I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.”   –  Mae West

“If I can’t have too many truffles, I’ll do without truffles.”  

– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”   –  Mae West



First there is the amazing softness

 Tantalizing flesh

Speculation – the juicy sweetness

As the surface yields to my attention

I sing delirious odes to freshness

Ecstatic sensation tantalizing each tastebud

Anticipation – you tease

Perpetual temptation

Ripening in the sun

I remain

Lusting after fruits

Not yet in season




Author: Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

20 thoughts on “Luscious”

      1. As you know, great minds often think alike… 🙂

        “The first thing I do each morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.” – Dorothy Parker

        What’s not to love?

    1. Get in your tele-porter and head this way as the local markets (not the indoor type) are bursting with goodness!
      My mouth waters in anticipation. 🙂

      1. The camera is resting up for the work that lay ahead and I just came up with the title for the chapbook I am working on. Unfortunately, I am technically challenged and never did the desktop publishing myself…

  1. Love this! I’ve always seen this version of Mae West’s quote: “I can resist everything but temptation.” It was one of my mother’s favorites and she had a refrigerator magnet with those words on it.

  2. hmmm…nothing better than fresh and sun-warm fruits… i cannot wait… it is a temptation i cannot and want not resist…

    1. Thank you Becka! While I adore most fruits, I prefer to wait until they are truly in season and don’t want strawberries or… that have been brought here from Spain or anywhere else. Fully ripened local fruits are worth waiting for. 🙂 Léa

      1. I agree you with wholeheartedly! I hate going into a supermarket and seeing food that isn’t in season in England which has been flown halfway round the world and has no flavour. Nature has seasons for a reason! 🙂 xx

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