dVerse — erotica — one with two

The Kiss by Jos Coufreur

 

Words flee
as senses stir
into sounds,
smells, tastes;
mingled breaths
where streams
of sweat join;
eyes snap shots
as tongues trail,
fingertips trace,
then grasp
and tease;
spirit and flesh
are one
with two.
Words flee
as sounds soar
and then subside
to dreamless
sleep. 

 

 

Image:  The Kiss, by Jos Coufreur

Sanaa is today’s host for dVerse.  Sanaa says:
For today’s Poetics, I would like you to write a poem and explore the question: “What is your idea of an erotic poem? What makes it stimulating? In your own words describe the fine line between ribald and just plain classy.”

48 Comments Add yours

  1. dessertflower5 says:

    So beautifully written ❣️

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      1. dessertflower5 says:

        The pleasure is all mine 😊

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  2. sanaarizvi says:

    Gosh this is wonderfully lyrical, Lisa! ❤️ I admire the natural rhythm and flow to this and resonate with; “fingertips trace, then grasp and tease; spirit and flesh are one with two.” Yes, yes! Thank you so much for writing to the prompt 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      My pleasure, Sanaa. Thank you for taking me out of my comfort zone ❤

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      1. sanaarizvi says:

        ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. Beautifully sexy Lisa. I loved the last lines
    “Words flee
    as sounds soar
    and then subside
    to dreamless
    sleep.”
    A fabulous poem ☺️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Christine 🙂

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  4. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    You touch on one of my favorite postulates, when two people make love, for a brief time they forge one complete person. love is spiritual. Just sex is merely a biological function .

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  5. rothpoetry says:

    Your poem reminds me of Alison Krause’s song; You Say it Best When You Say Nothing at All!
    Very nicely done!

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  6. Nima Mohan says:

    One with a beautiful rhythm and flow.. loved it Lisa !! 😊

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Nima!

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  7. Lucy says:

    Wow! This is amazing.

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  8. Dale says:

    I love this, Lisa. Beautifully done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dale!

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      1. Dale says:

        My pleasure!

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  9. Sadje says:

    Very evocative poem Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje!

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  10. Ingrid says:

    I love how you describe how ‘words flee’ as the senses and sounds take over, emphasising this with the repetition. You’ve captured so well all the sensations felt when the body takes over from the mind!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ingrid!

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  11. kim881 says:

    I’m with Ingrid, I l iove how you start with ‘words flee’ – they are not needed when bodies do all the communicating, and how two become one: breaths mingle, streams of sweat join, spirit and flesh – and end with ‘Words flee / as sounds soar’. Lovers in a wordless bubble.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 I like your take on the poem, Kim.

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  12. Grace says:

    I love the verse, words flee, Lisa. The dreamless sleep is perfect ending!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Grace.

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  13. ghostmmnc says:

    oooh so romantic! Love it!
    Of course I was imagining Ghost & Steve in this scene. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Of course! 🙂 Thank you, Barbara.

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  14. robtkistner says:

    This was excellent Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you!

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  15. I truly love how it ends in dreamless sleep… sometimes that is all I wish for.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bjorn.

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  16. rivrvlogr says:

    You’ve drawn a fine path to a climax.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ken, thank you.

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  17. I think another blogger summed it up so well…you captured that special spiritual bond two lovers should possess ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you.

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  18. “spirit and flesh are one with two.” —- Passionate and sensual journey into the uniting of flesh and spirit!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Mother Wintermoon 🙂

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  19. This is lovely read aloud (though my collie is looking at me strangely) – particularly ‘words flee / as sound soar / then subside’ . V. nice.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Peter. Glad I’m not the only one who reads the poems aloud.

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  20. pvcann says:

    That, I want that, to be wrapped in that, so warm and inviting.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I do also. It’s just a memory these days 😦

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      1. pvcann says:

        O, I’m saddened by that.

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  21. There’s something so completely natural about this poem. The short lines with s single sensory image carry it like a bird or a stream.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      birds do it, streams do it….

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