The Uncontrollable

The Uncontrollable

Sexual passion is not controllable – it rules us. It is no respecter of consequences, which is shy it is so often tragic and the stuff of which great poetry is made.Thrones fall down like ninepins before it: we will pay any price, however high.In Tennyson’s magnificent retelling of the Arthurian legend, Idylls of the … Read more

Spirit and Fire

Spirit and Fire

Spirit may be fire, or breath, or marrow, or semen, or all four simultaneously.It may be a ghost, animating the machine of the body, or a purified form of that body.It may be an illusion, or the product of illusion, or the only true reality.The most common representative of the spirit is as light, and … Read more

Life is Movement

Life is Movement

The great Goddess of life was also the harbinger of death.Life is movement, change, and for change to be possible there must be loss and gain.This motif is beautifully capture in the myth of God Shiva’s cosmic dance.However, long before this male deity reached supremacy in the Hindu pantheon, the life-and-death cycle was intimately associated … Read more

I Like Its Hows

I Like Its Hows

I like my body when it is with yourbody. It is so quite new a thing.Muscles better and nerves more.i like your body. i like what it does,i like its hows. i like to feel the spineof your body and its bones, and the trembling-firm-smooth ness and which i willagain and again and againkiss, i … Read more

All is a Procession

All is a Procession

5 This is the female form, A divine nimbus exhales from it from head to foot, It attracts with fierce undeniable attraction, I am drawn by its breath as if I were no more than a helpless vapor, all falls aside but myself and it, Books, art, religion, time, the visible and solid earth, and … Read more

Give Me a Kiss

Give Me a Kiss

Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score;Then to that twenty, add a hundred more:A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on,To make that thousand up a million.Treble that million, and when that is done,Let’s kiss afresh, as when we first begun.Robert Herrick

The Felicity of Last Night by Marlayna Fire

The Felicity of Last Night

If the felicity of last night has had the same effect on your health as on my countenance, you have no cause to lament your failure of resolution for I have seldom seen so much live fire running about my features as this morning when recollections – very dear, called forth the blush of pleasure, … Read more