Subtle sculpted feminine shape


  • subtle sculpted feminine shape,

    fine copperplate crafted curves;

    bitter the fruit proffered by snake:

    life of pain so ill-deserved.


    what merit have men to compare?

    a woman’s worth: second to none;

    sunny smile haloed by grey hair –

    this beauty-stricken poet dumb!


    shy wife, please ardently kiss me,

    amorously lurk, just for fun;

    maybe you’ll tangibly miss me

    and welcome home late-loved one.


    so cautious, slightly stiff, cerebral,

    swiftly sweep me off my feet:

    let canticles sing in bed-cathedral,

    feed me apples and raisins sweet.


    let warm bodies hum, harmonise,

    refresh old ardour with sweet song;

    strong-hearted, late our reprise:

    confident and kind, our coda strong.


    There’s more to sex than mere skin on skin. Sex is as much spiritual mystery as physical fact… we must not pursue the kind of sex that avoids commitment and intimacy, leaving us more lonely than ever—the kind of sex that can never “become one.” – 1 Corinthians 6: 16 (slightly abridged)

    image: Eric Gill


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