Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Midnight sky

love, come

midnight sky is moon-dewed

       under a colony of stars


darkness fades

as you trace fragrant words

       upon my skin


your kiss is blade of cognac

pulsing beneath my chest

      slurping, feasting, beguiling


burn the night

ocean-silk between my thighs

      staking my every sigh


cloving my every word

     with wild murmurings of wind     


And I will blaze

open, a pink-cherry blooming

     with all fire in me



Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics:  Exploring Erotica as a Literary Genre, guest hosted by Sanaa Rizvi.   I prefer writing sensual poems with lots of metaphor.  Thanks for joining in.   

17 comments:

  1. I truly love the ending here... you truly know how to write in this genre.. I think we both used the blooming metaphor.

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  2. This piece has so much fervor and passion. It's a beautiful take on the prompt that encompasses the different aspects of what makes erotic poetry, well, erotic. Very beautifully written and mystical. I am stunned, once more, at the profundity of your words.

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  3. This is incredibly gorgeous, Grace!❤️ I love; "your kiss is blade of cognac pulsing beneath my chest,".. sensual and expertly woven. Thank you so much for writing to the prompt!❤️

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  4. I love this, Grace. Delicious from start to finish.

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  5. Grace, this is a stunning piece. There is so much to like about this. What really got me is "burn the night

    ocean-silk between my thighs

    staking my every sigh..."

    Beautifully crafted. Oh, and the ending! Perfection.

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  6. Wonderful, Grace! My favourite lines are:
    ‘…you trace fragrant words
    upon my skin’;
    ‘your kiss is blade of cognac’;
    and
    ‘ocean-silk between my thighs
    staking my every sigh’.

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  7. "midnight sky is moon-dewed

    under a colony of stars"

    You had me from the opening stanza. Lovely ending with the blooming.

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  8. So much to love here. Your words are gentle but erotic at the same time. You seduce us!

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  9. Very nice Grace! You have captured it all in this one!

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  10. I enjoyed this very much and especially the power in the last stanza: 'with all fire in me.'

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  11. Yes, this sizzles with passion; a perfect pace

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  12. Excellent wordplay as you tell us how that darkness would fade.

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  13. The flower imagery is so tender and delicate. It's all in the touch.

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  14. By I the time I reached you line "...your kiss a blade of congac..." I was totally smitten!!!

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  15. your kiss is blade of cognac — beautiful, flowing and passionate expressions, Grace.

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  16. 'cloving my every word' is a great construction Grace - Great rising tempo in this s leading to that final climactic stanza. Just says it all.

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  17. Sure captures the senses indeed.

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