Plump and pretty, crowned surprise:
beautiful buttons, delightfully arise,
gravity and grace, bodies slightly battered,
tired limbs entangled, hearts somewhat tattered.
Fumbling blind in hinge-cracked thighs,
slow foraging fingers, sleep-sensual eyes;
purse unclasped, pressed pussy-willow tip:
rhythmic spasms whip pale shapely hips.
Male warm wonder shows little indecision,
bared bishop-head, piston-like its precision,
sunken to hilt, sword sinks to inner core,
ecstatic neurons sing, tendons slightly sore.
Silent bodies bump, deep in understanding:
mutual submission, romantic *commanding;
covenanted couple, deep buried roots:
bedded and bared, blessed erotic fruit.
* Sexual drives are strong, but marriage is strong enough to contain them, and to provide for a balanced and fulfilling sexual life, in a world of sexual disorder. The marriage bed must be a place of mutuality—the husband seeking to satisfy his wife, the wife seeking to satisfy her husband…1 Corinthians 7: 2 & 3
Illustration: “The Song of Songs” – a woodcut by Eric Gill, 1925