MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 452: TEASING REWARD
the sight salivates
love melts in gaze and tease game
nod your head, dear mom
The picture of the child is obtained with permission from the mother; it’s a copyright.
Mother wrote to me, protested that her “love never melts”. I explained that English is not a really straight language. There are differently levels of understanding “melt”. It may mean disappears, or becomes softer and tender to spread, like butter on bread. The difference is timing, skill and responses of both. Teasing can be endearing and fun , at the right time; it’s soft and tender, but disappears with overdoing.