Poetry

Xiaoshi

I had to dig deep to find a poetic form starting with “X”.

This explanation is from Judi Van Gorder:

Xiaoshi, (small poem,shi = poetry / xiao = little, diminutive or small) is a genre of Chinese poetry from the 1920s. It is a fragmented poem with minimal explanation. It teams seemingly unrelated images with little indication of cause and effect. The frame is at the discretion of the poet although in sync with most Chinese poetry, it is common to be written as a quatrain.

Here’s my attempt…

Somewhere

sweat beads on brows
muscles pulse, playing heart beats
audible breath turns to pleasure moan
somewhere–lovers lay spent
rooms filled with the scent of sex

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By Brigit Delaney

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I am a blogger, poet, photographer, and writer of erotica, living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I'm glad you came. Sit back, kick off your shoes, and stay awhile.

6 comments

  1. I like it! Easy to feel the emotion. Great X.

    I love letter X posts! Always such variety.
    It’s hard to believe the blogging challenge is almost over for 2021. Then the after survey, reflections, and the road trip sign-up.
    Plus, I’m taking part in the Bout of Books read-a-thon in May. So much excitement!
    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

    1. It’s been quite a ride! I’m glad to be done, though. Posting daily was a challenge.

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