One day when you are beside me
invite me to speak
of the secrets i never knew
I wanted to tell you, of the warmth
I never knew I owned
until you released it
by moving close as lamplight seems
to glass. Ask me
why i came to you
with the reverence of one
who sees a flower bloom
where none has bloomed before
By saying what it is
I will have said what was
Sometimes when you are content
ask me what it is
that moves me to want to hold you so,
so often, and laugh when i tell
you the same old
One day when you are
where you need no invitation to be
I will tell you
how you flower like lamplight to me
I just love this, it’s warm and sweet and beautiful. and for me the best erotic moment are borne of intimacy and longing. Most of my favourite poetry is romantic at the core, it’s a driving force in expression and creativity. The progression to erotica is a very slight one on a personal note, it’s the pent up longing for someone want to reach out to and immortalise in sonnet or lilting sentences… to make the thought action and timeless.
My favourite poet of all time is Dorothy Porter, she is well known in Australian literary cannon and sadly passed away a few years ago. She was all that i strive to be creatively, passionate, sensual and seamlessly beautiful with expression. Here’s something i adore from her anthology of ‘Love Poems’
What She Is
the dawn full moon
pulling me up
my heart slops about
in my chest
the moon knocks
on the windscreen
just love her
the moon says
stop checking your change
nobody’s ripped you off
just love her
for what she is
Finally after 23 days (how ironic given it’s my favourite number) i’m back online with internet connected to my new place. For a woman that doesn’t like change, this is move number four in eighteen months. Lesson learned, if you move to a brand new place by the ocean expect delays to get copper wiring done and your release into the seedy world of online talking, camming and blogging to be hampered.
I replaced sordidness with skyrim to the point i started seeing long haired men in real life and thinking how apt they would look as Nords in my game, i knew then i had to get back online instead of gaming. Though, both are forms of fantasy, so i’m probably just a fantasy addict with my head in constant surrealism.
It’s particularly hard when you come to get your sexual kicks for being an exhibitionist and you have no outlet!! There i was just flashing myself in the mirror and then contemplating flashing some skin to the rather cute, young phone company guy who did my copper wiring. I didn’t do any such thing, but when you’re denied the chance to show off you see opportunities in the most mundane and non appropriate situations.
I had time to contemplate what kind of novel/novella i want to pursue amidst all the hype of ‘mummy porn’ erotica that some coloured shades of ill edited rambling has stirred up. Have i made a final decision no, but i know i write best when i feel less pressured to produce something that should be stunning or emotive or brilliantly structured. That said, i think i’m leaning towards a very free flowing journal or diary style book of my own experiences, stories and some poetry thrown in. My reasoning is that i’m not going to write this for critical acclaim, nor money or the plaudits of many. I want something i find meaningful, quirky and a bit sexy that i may or may not even share once i complete it.
I’ve even booked in for some (potentially) racy photos, which should be exciting but i’m actually terrified and anxious of what to wear, and what would look good on the cover of the afore mentioned novel. I’m thinking something about my mouth and nails… as they are commented on features. Whilst trying to type this up i’m biting my lip thinking of classic erotic book covers and drawing a blank. Tobsha Quiver’s ‘Tremble’ and ‘Quiver’ i both love but not much else in a design sense has left a mark.
So dear and few readers, what kind of photography do you like on erotic novels and why??? Is it the unseen and hinted at that is more your style or do you like a bit of flesh to titillate? If there are any particular covers of books you find enthralling send me a link or comment so i can have a look. Sharing is caring 😉
Again, sorry for the delay and i’m very, very glad to be back by the sea and ready for the view to inspire some new writing. I’m also ten minutes from a nude beach, so if that doesnt get me smiling i dont know what will.