Reena’s Exploration Challenge #75 — sapio-sexual — Unchained Melody to a Poet

sapio sexual

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I had to look sapio-sexual up.  It is defined as either a noun or adjective, where the noun is, “a person who finds intelligence sexually attractive or arousing.”

Aha, so now I know what sapio-sexual is! My first thought was to take a traditional torch song and modify it to the term. The song is “Unchained Melody”, sung by The Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield (actually only Bobby Hatfield sings, with his backup singers) written by Alex North / Hy Zaret.

Now here is the youtube video of Hatfield singing with everything he’s got, but also they put clips in of the movie, “Ghost,” which is a poignant romance. Double dose of love here, where I cry my eyes out on both of them every time!

The original lyrics:

Oh, my love, my darling
I’ve hungered for your touch
A long, lonely time
Time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me

Lonely rivers flow
To the sea, to the sea
To the open arms of the sea
Lonely rivers sigh
“Wait for me, wait for me”
I’ll be coming home, wait for me

Oh, my love, my darling
I’ve hungered, for your touch
A long, lonely time
Time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me

Now amended to sapiosexuality:

Oh, my love, my poet,
Mind hungers for your verse
For long, lonely hours
Time goes by so slowly
When words can mean so much
Your mind’s divine!
I need your mind
It drugs like wine
Please speed your words to me

Sexy voltas sing
Denouement, denouement
To my hungry eyes, denouement

Luring lyrics sigh

“I want thee, I want thee”
Your mind, body, soul, I want thee!

Oh, my love, my poet,
Mind hungers for your verse
For long, lonely hours
Time goes by so slowly
When words can mean so much
Your mind’s divine!
I need your mind
It drugs like wine
Please speed your words to me

What are your thoughts about it?

44 Comments Add yours

  1. lillian says:

    Hah! Had never heard the term either. LOVE that song. And you did a great job shifting its perspective. I especially liked “To my hungry eyes, denouement” 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      so glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. I had never heard the word… but yes, intelligence is super sexy, I think among poets you are preaching for the already converted… what a great idea to use a love song and “convert”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bjorn, I think you’re right. Glad you liked the idea of the song and convert.

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  3. Paula Light says:

    I’ve heard the term. Intelligence is a turn-on to me too, but not in isolation. I know loads of smart men and am not attracted to most of them. I also need humor and kindness and that undefinable chemistry.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Exactly, Paula, it’s a package deal. Add relatively free of debilitating mental illness and drug addiction and I’m sold 😉

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      1. Paula Light says:

        Right. I keep overlooking those giant mental illness red flags. 😂

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  4. erbiage says:

    wow, this is hot!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  5. That is so very clever Lisa! Yes, intelligence is the turn on every time. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you Christine 🙂

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  6. I especially like ‘ your minds divine, I need your mind’. Great poetic take on the theme.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Len.

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  7. sanaarizvi says:

    Gosh this is smoking hot!! ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Sanaa 🙂

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  8. This is my song for SLS this week.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Awesome! I can’t wait to hear about the Righteous Brothers. What’s the prompt again for this Sunday?

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      1. Harmony/Melody/Music

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        1. msjadeli says:

          ok thank you. it was easier for me just to ask you. i need to find something really good with the voices for it.

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  9. Grace says:

    Yes, would prefer intelligence any day! I find it very attractive and appealing.

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  10. I have heard of sapio-sexual from my time on kik (now in the past lol). Good job in transforming the lyrics.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I went to a work training last year about LGBTQIA. Nowhere was there an S. lol. Live and learn every day… Thank you glad you liked the transform.

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  11. Reena Saxena says:

    This is excellent, Von! You capturexalmost all nuances of the word.

    Thanks for joining in!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Reena! 🙂

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    2. Reena Saxena says:

      Sorry, I mentioned the name of another writer.

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  12. rothpoetry says:

    What an interesting format. I love the rewrite! This is one of my favorite song! Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Dwight! It’s one of my favorite ones also.

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  13. Frank Hubeny says:

    Interesting line: “Mind hungers for your prose” Not hungering for the poetry?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Maybe verse would be a better choice?

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Frank thank you very much for your correction, you’re right, it was wrong and has been changed.

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  14. Gina says:

    i am a sapiophile, intelligence is a huge turn on, you did this well Jade, using a timeless song and reworking it was a neat idea. one of my favourite songs, your choice of words fitted the exploration really nicely. though prose not poetry confused me a little?!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you liked the idea, Gina. Frank also asked the question and I have changed it to verse in the poem. Thank you for the feedback ❤

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      1. Gina says:

        you are welcome, admire your creative industry!

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  15. lynn__ says:

    Well, that’s some righteous poetry, Jade! I learned a new term and smiled at this meeting of the minds 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lynn so happy you enjoyed the union!

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      1. lynn__ says:

        I certainly did!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Linda!

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  16. robtkistner says:

    I enjoyed this Jade. Had never heard the term sapio-sexual – and honestly, don’t care. All this exhibitionistic alphabet soup that sex now swims in is exhausting and annoying. I don’t give a damn what some body wants to do in the bedroom. They can fuck a garden hose for all I care, just keep it to themself. But anyway, back to your piece here – I liked it Jade… 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I love your term, “exhibitionistic alphabet soup” and all the rest of what you said. Glad you liked it 🙂

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