Erotic Poetry

I don’t say this very often but, today I really am sick of writing. I’ve been helping my Man finish off the last bits of his essays for university, he knows what he’s talking about but, sometimes I’m better at spinning things out and making it sound cleverer than it actually is so, that’s what I’ve been doing today. I don’t often get truly fed-up with writing, writing this isn’t a hardship but, I’m sorry to say I’m not wholly in the mood for it today. However, I am just about to delve into some reading – another thing I very rarely get sick of. I fear I won’t be reading for long before my eyes weld themselves shut so, I shall make the most out of the probably 15-20 minutes that I have.

Despite the fact that I’m not feeling it with the writing today, I wanted to post a quick blog about reading – in particular, poetry.

As most of you know, my forte when it comes to writing is erotica or romance whether that be fact or fiction, advice or stories. I’ve only ever written one erotic poem but, as a reader I’m a huge fan of it. Especially poetry which isn’t specifically supposed to be erotic and yet, to me, it completely is. For example, E.E Cummings is known for his essays, poems and plays, however, despite the romantic and sometimes erotic nature of his poetry, nobody would call him an erotica writer or romanticist. Anyway, tonight I’m in the mood for some E.E.Cummings as you might have guessed, I shall start with my favourite – my favourite Cummings and one of my favourite poems.

I’ll post the poem below for any who haven’t read it or indeed for those who have and just want to take another look. I hope you enjoy it and remember that all the credit goes to the wonderful E.E Cummings. I keep meaning to buy an anthology due to the amount of wonderful poems he has created – Humanity I Love You, If, I Have Found What You Are Like. I’ll get around to it one day, in the meantime, here’s I Like My Body When It Is With Your Body. Of all of E.E Cummings’ poems I find this one the most erotic, it definitely reminds me of making love, with the attention to nerves and kissing, firm smoothness and stroking. It’s sexy but subtle, sultry and romantic. Read it, and let it fill you up, let the words wash over you and remind you of a particular encounter or special moment you had.

i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite new a thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body.  i like what it does,
i like its hows.  i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones,and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the,shocking fuzz
of your electric furr,and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh….And eyes big love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill

of under me you so quite new.

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