Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure

By Wendy Maltz

In 1997, intercourse therapist and marriage counselor Wendy Maltz, writer of the Sexual therapeutic trip and coauthor of non-public ideas, compiled Passionate Hearts, an anthology of "poems that motivate and have fun fit sexual intimacy; poems within which middle connection was once on the middle of the sexual experience." In Intimate Kisses, Maltz follows at the luck of Passionate Hearts with a brand new anthology of poetry that maintains her get together of fit sexuality and, within the strategy, turns up the heat.

Intimate Kisses revels in what can be life’s maximum secret, via a few of richest, so much celebrated poetry ever written. incorporated during this anthology are 121 poems through such poets as Marge Piercy, Emily Dickenson, Jelaluddin Rumi, Nikki Giovanni, Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds, Octavio Paz, Molly Peacock, Dorianne Laux, Jane Hirshfield, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Galway Kinnell, and W.S. Merwin, in addition to dozens of lesser-known and unpublished poets.

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Now we're again to ourselves flung out at the seashore exhausted, flanks heaving out of oxygen and time, grinning like infantile daubs of boats. Now it's sleep attracts us down, surrendered to its darkish glimmer. marge piercy OH YEAH be nice to get you in a feather mattress in the midst of the afternoon fifties jazz operating via my head like a couple of keen newlyweds thoroughly unzipped, unbuttoned, undone be nice to get you in a feather mattress bared to the bone, not anything unsaid coltrane’s celestial saxophone fifties jazz working via my head jamming with you because the sky turns crimson then darkish to black after which the moon— be nice to get you in a feather mattress your cultured lips may possibly wake the useless the wetted reed underneath your tongue fifties jazz operating via my head the usual song worn, smoothed and ragged the candy excessive wail that turns to moan be nice to fuck you in a feather mattress fifties jazz operating via my head charles rossiter SPILLING trudi paraha get together We wake entangled, leg over leg, anxious out of darkness via gentle that might no longer burn an hour in the past in wind and hurricane. 5 a. m. tolls like a buoy. bare, I upward push grotesquely shadowed to kill the glare. whatever remembered (the promise of morning love? ) brings me down back, my hand among your thighs carving a candy purple wound. Your breasts glide up to fulfill my palms and lips. We move slowly via one another and again back guided by means of our blood- electrical finger counsel. I swim in you, you in me until eventually we go with the flow down, slowly settling in anemone of pillowed hair, entangled leg and arm, underneath our tongues a dream of fruit, tide of solar inching over the darkish planetary coast. roger pfingston HORIZONS final evening your physique used to be a rosebush, The thorn of your love emerging and falling. We’ve been jointly for thus lengthy, We curl in a gap in a leaf at the world’s tree. We root the place the wind carried us, in a crack in a rock of the area. A thorn the axis of the world’s wheel turning— A buzz rises round us, a cloud of wings beating the air. one other blossom opens round our blossoming, one other horizon joins the straightforward horizon of 2 our bodies. barbara l. a. morticella AXIS during the conduits of blood my physique on your physique spring of evening my tongue of solar on your wooded area your physique a kneading trough I purple wheat in the course of the conduits of bone I evening I water I wooded area that strikes ahead I tongue I physique I sun-bone in the course of the conduits of evening spring of our bodies You evening of wheat you wooded area within the sunlight you ready water you kneading trough of bones in the course of the conduits of sunlight my evening on your evening my sunlight on your sunlight my wheat on your kneading trough your wooded area in my tongue throughout the conduits of the physique water within the evening your physique in my physique Spring of bones Spring of suns octavio paz —translated from the Spanish by means of Eliot Weinberger GRAVITY in the event you step away For a second by myself In one other room Your heat lingers On my hands and fingers On my mouth.

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