• 30 Dirty Questions,  EROBLOPOMO,  Poetry

    Last Night

    This poem’s structure was borrowed from Mary Oliver’s poem Gratitude. Last Night What did you notice? The dim light from the nightstand lamp created a spotlight effect holding us in a full moon on the stage of our bed. The rest of the world became darkness, shadowed corners like faceless voyeurs silently watching. What did you hear? My own breath in my chest, filling my ears like the rushing of water. The soft things you said, “I love all of this,” as you identified all of the parts of me that I struggle to love myself. What did you admire? The strength of your vulnerability, how you exposed yourself and…

  • Erotic Poetry Challenge,  Poetry

    November Erotic Poetry Challenge: “Grateful, Thankful, Blessed”

    November’s optional theme is “Gratitude” or “Thankfulness” This month, write poems of gratitude or thankfulness…but remember…this is an EROTIC poetry challenge…so make ’em sexy or sensual (at least)! I’m a big fan of “copy change” poems, especially to get the creative juices flowing. This is when you take a poem from someone else and use the format to create your own. Here is a great one to use this month. It is from my one of my favorite poets – Mary Oliver. Gratitude What did you notice? The dew-snail; the low-flying sparrow; the bat, on the wind, in the dark; big-chested geese, in the V of sleekest performance; the soft toad,…

  • Erotic Poetry Challenge

    October’s Erotic Poetry Challenge: “Halloween”

    October’s optional theme is “Halloween” This month, write a sexy Halloween/Samhain themed poem (or two…or three…or ten…) Here are the basics: The Erotic Poetry Challenge is a MONTHLY CHALLENGE, and sometimes there will be optional weekly prompts (just to give you ideas). But keep in mind: –you can link-up when you want (one time or many) –you can ignore the theme and prompts altogether and write whatever the hell you desire –you do not have to be a serious or practiced poet – please do not feel intimidated by this prompt (every writer is welcome!) –you can write any form of poetry you want…or make up your own forms –poetry does NOT…

  • My EPC Responses,  Poetry

    My life in haiku

    As you’ve likely noticed, I’ve basically been MIA for most of August and September; and while it isn’t unheard of for me to sort of disappear the first weeks of a school year as my priorities shift and wriggle and find their way into a new balance (or imbalance, as the case may be), I feel a bit guilty for sort of dropping my baby project in the water and letting it learn to swim on its own. Thankfully, it’s clumsily treading water. I’m just barely starting to feel a sense of calm, but I’m still struggling with the technological aspects of my new situation. Since I’m now working remotely,…

  • Erotic Poetry Challenge

    September’s Erotic Poetry Challenge: Haiku

    September’s optional theme is “Haiku” Haiku are fairly easy to write, since they are short and do not need to rhyme. They follow a syllable pattern for each line: 5 syllables on line 1, 7 syllables on line 2, and 5 syllables on line 3. They were traditionally about nature, but now days people write them about pretty much anything…so why not sex, eh? Here are the basics: The Erotic Poetry Challenge is a MONTHLY CHALLENGE with an optional THEME and optional weekly prompts (just to give you ideas). But keep in mind: –you can link-up when you want (one time or many) –you can ignore the theme and prompts altogether and…

  • Erotic Poetry Challenge

    August’s Erotic Poetry Challenge: “Magnetic Poetry”

    August’s optional theme is “Magnetic Poetry” As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’ve been on vacation for the past couple of weeks, so this month’s poetry challenge will be a bit abbreviated in length. There are so many words and so many ways we can combine them to communicate and create. So this month, the challenge is to collect words and then, like a puzzle, put them together to create a poem. This can be done with magnetic poetry, magazines (cut out words you like and then assemble them to create a poem), or simply by collecting words in a list to draw from. I’ll post a few weekly prompts to…

  • My EPC Responses

    #tinypoem

    I’ve been writing a series of #tinypoems on Twitter the past several days, and I think I will continue to challenge myself to do this. It’s a good early-morning-while-drinking-my-coffee activity to get my brain moving and my emotions bubbling. And it’s not so demanding or intimidating as committing myself to a longer poem (which can take hours…or days…or years, as the case may be). Here are the ones I have come up with so far: 1 I am drawn to his vibrance… burning from within is compulsory. 2 (haiku) The heat of your mouth upon my skin spreads like ink on a blank page. 3 Our bodies curve together like…

  • Books & Reading,  Experience,  My EPC Responses,  Poetry

    The Sleeping Saint of Nevers

    June Theme: Movies Prompt 2: “Write a poem that is inspired by the soundtrack from a film. If you want to get specific…focus the title of one of the songs or a section of the lyrics. Or, you could just play the soundtrack and see where it takes your mind…and your pen.” The film/soundtrack I chose: Stigmata (1999) Song: “Whatever Happened to Mary” by Chumbawamba (lyrics) When I was in high school…and even into my first years of college…I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what I believed concerning my faith. I tried on a lot of things and found myself continuously drawn to my rather shaky…

  • Erotic Poetry Challenge,  Poetry

    Life in Pink

    Hold me close and hold me fast This magic spell you cast This is la vie en rose She sings to me from the stage her skin sparkling under the pink lights The band falls away and people around me recede into the black leaving us there alone She sways, hands cradling the microphone When you kiss me heaven sighs And though I close my eyes I see la vie en rose Our eyes lock and I am frozen in place captive, every sense alert and focused When you press me to your heart I’m in a world apart A world where roses bloom And when you speak Angels sing…

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