I always love finding new poems/poets online. This is a great sensual poem by blogger YsabellaMika, entitled Unveiling Abstraction. Here’s a sample:
A soft breeze stirs
Glints of honey and gold
My awareness is heightened
I feel you
Something primitive stirs within me
Cries out for your touch
Refusing to be silenced
I need you
To read more, visit her blog at: http://ysabellamika.wordpress.com/
Sex As A Spiritual Path
I absolutely loved this article by Gillette, from her blog Ex-Courtesan in Transition (again). In it, she relates the spiritual/sexual connection in a beautifully written post.
The post is entitled Sex As A Spiritual Path, and here is a sample:
For me, sex is the ultimate in humanity’s ability to connect with each other. It’s not just a penis in a vagina…or a cock in a mouth…or whatever permutations we find ourselves in. I am excited about the possibility of a paradigm shift where sex is truly celebrated and honored for its place as one of the most profound, spiritual acts we can engage in. Our bodies are tremendous gifts and blessings.
I follow the mystic arc
of your tattoo
around your perfect torso
where the road
but ever present
in the beautiful
The Uses of Erotic Poetry
This is a great article on Erotic Poetry, in which the writer asks the question: “Is poetry something we come to be civilised by or is it a place where we go to unleash our desires and to hear them echoed?” I didn’t even blink before answering this in my head, because for me it’s always been the latter.
I write erotic poetry to explore my own sexuality, but also, to understand and celebrate human sexuality in general. Writing poetry helps me to put into words something that often times defies words, yet begs to be explored.
I love coming across new books of erotic poetry. Most of the stuff I’ve found lately isn’t necessarily “new”, but it’s new to me. This anthology of contemporary erotic poems is entitled ‘Passionate Hearts‘, and its got some really sexy stuff inside. It’s edited by Wendy Maltz, who is an internationally known author, speaker and sex therapist. She also runs the website HealthySex.com.
Here is an excerpt of a poem from the book called All Day At Work:
All day at work
I carry the scent of you
I touch my fingers to my lips.
I remember this morning
how your lips parted
as though there was some secret
you had been holding, were finally ready to share.
Dark Eros: Black Erotic Writing has long been one of my favorite anthologies of erotic poetry. When I first picked up this book, some ten years ago, I was impressed and inspired to see all of these writers of color featured together in one book.
From the poem: Cherry Blessings by JZB
She loves sensuously
With mouth, tongue, and tears.
Warm jasmine oils, candlelight, and bubble baths.
She loves with her whole heart.
With blackberry preserves his mother made.
Beet juice. And Sorghum molasses from home
which make their even sweeter bodies
melt into their oneness.
She loves innocently.
With the energy that always leads the sun
back to the east and allows the child
to love even in death.
Ethereal Erotica, the latest anthology by Spiritualist Author Deborah Simpson, is now available at Lulu.com. I have five poems in the anthology (three of which are on my blog, along with two previously unpublished). I am looking forward to checking out all of the other poets featured in this collection!
I just recently discovered this new crazy-hot venue for Erotic performance here in Seattle. It’s called Afrodisiac, and it is housed in the renowned Little Red Studio, just blocks from the Space Needle. I read a couple of poems there at their last set, and will probably make my way there tonight to read. Performances are on the 3rd Friday of each month. In addition to the poetry, they always have a special sexy performance for the audience (dance, body painting, etc.) Here are a couple of videos I shot on my iphone (sorry about the quality).