we spent all day in bed
exploring without maps
to kindle more desires
lighting forest fires
we warm our hands
on the embers
of our fading skin
basking in the afterglow
Kim M. Russell, 20th November 2018
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Tuesday Poetics: Desire and Sexuality in Poetry, also linked to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tuesday Platform
This Tuesday we are welcoming Anmol (HA) as our host. He has given us plenty to read and think about on the topic of desire and sexuality in poetry, including poetry from Sappho, Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath.
Anmol reminds us that our desires, and our expression of who we are as individuals, matter. He asks us to reflect on our desires and identities, and how one affects the other, perhaps seek inspiration from the examples he has shared, and link up our own poems, which can be romantic, sensual and sexual, erotic, political or philosophical, outrageous or perplexing.