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.   


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

  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.

  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!❤️

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

  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.

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

  7. "midnight sky is moon-dewed

    under a colony of stars"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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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