She lies in sheets of cotton, warm and white,
her skin attentive to the subtle weight.
Newly awake, her thoughts are soft and light,
no worries yet to mar her thoughtful state.
Her fingers wander gently to her thighs,
slow and hungry, snaking in between: heat.
Knees spread petal-like, her back arches high,
breath held, she readies herself for release.
Fingers circle, separate, and ignite,
as he watches roses bloom in her cheeks —
body rigid with pleasure, muscles tight,
momentarily, until their eyes meet.
If nothing else, today there will be this:
self-love shared is an incomparable gift.
Masturbating for an audience is not something that makes me very comfortable…but it IS something that he enjoys. I’ve never felt very easy being naked and sexual in front of others. And exhibitionist I am not. But this is a very intimate thing to share with a lover. It’s a way for them to see how you manage your own pleasure, which can help them to understand how best to provide it themselves.
July Erotic Poetry Challenge “Poems as Inspiration” prompt 2 (7/8): “Harlem Dancer” by Claude McKay – If you’ve never challenged yourself to write a sonnet, maybe now is the time. This particular one has always been one of my favorites. I don’t remember when I first encountered it, but I remember clearly imagining this woman dancing with her “falsely smiling face.” Focus on the 5 senses to bring your images to life. Resources: How to Write a Sonnet, How to Write a Sonnet: A Guide to Writing Your Own Sonnet
The basic rhyme pattern of a Shakespearean Sonnet is: abab, cdcd, efef, gg
Each line is written in iambic pentameter, which means every other syllable is stressed, so it sort of sounds “sing-songy” (da Dum da Dum da Dum da Dum da Dum). There are 10 syllables per line.
In the three quatrains, the poet establishes a theme or problem and then resolves it in the final two lines, called the couplet.