By Wendy Maltz
Intimate Kisses revels in what should be life’s maximum secret, via a few of richest, such a lot 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Jane Hirshfield, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Galway Kinnell, and W.S. Merwin, in addition to dozens of lesser-known and unpublished poets.
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Snows soften. The mountain silvers into many a movement. The oranges are golden worlds in a depressing dream. virginia hamilton adair i need TO SING i need to sing a piercing observe lazily throwing my legs around the moon my voice wearing the entire means over in your pillow i would like you i want i swear to loll concerning the solar and feature it smelt me the ionosphere wearing my ashes all the best way over in your pillow i need you nikki giovanni I awakened kissing your neck. used to be it the hurricane open air or the typhoon in my dream made me open my eyes? I diminished my eyes in the event you checked out me realizing I got here for your mattress needing this becoming a member of. Your glance is variety yet wary. liberating a breath, petals unfolding the fist of a flower, I relaxation my head in your shoulder as constantly, and now i'm kissing your neck. This time I’ll no longer cease with the surface of your beard, this time i'll moisten all over the place lips and tongue can contact past phrases, constantly the phrases did the touching yet now i'm going to swallow your phrases soft phrases the breath within the ear will communicate for us now we're so shut there’s laughter the place my lips are touching and lifting my eyes to work out your lips unfold in a grin I get up kissing your neck patti tana BREAKFAST IN mattress The odor of yeast and sweat Surrounds the mound of sentimental and smooth dough. I flour my arms And knead the folds and flaps. they appear powdered. They make me consider you, My fingers in your unfold thighs, your fingers in my hair, My tongue at paintings, Your emerging milky warmth. The mound grows delicate And company, a sweaty gloss On its tan dermis, and that i keep in mind your breasts while your nipple Is in my mouth and my palms take hold of their plump facets. every thing starts To upward thrust. quickly I’ll Climb the steps to wake you For our breakfast In mattress, lengthy difficult fresh-baked Loaves and our juice, A sticky, scorching repast among our legs. michael s. smith an easy excitement the higher a part of morning is to lie waking realizing she is close to and coming again her face washed alive, her hair brushed to comeliness and brilliant. while she eases the door quietly open back, nearly dawn flows via a light ribbon. Her gown too is loosely tied. I slide away the sheet to make her area. She emerges from the falling gown as light and likely because the morning solar and that i develop into the sky ready at the day. joseph h. ball THE evening the youngsters have been AWAY whilst she comes domestic he’s looking ahead to her at the secluded deck, bare, the wine open, her favourite cheese already sliced. notwithstanding he hasn’t performed whatever like this in years he is familiar with she’ll giggle at his nakedness as one laughs at seeing an outdated pal at a filthy motion picture. Then she’ll take off her outfits, subscribe to him. this night he desires to make love profanely as though the profane have been the single method to disturb, to waken, the sacred. yet nor is in a rush. They sip wine, contact a bit, not anything a lot wishes to be stated. That glacial insupportable waft towards quietude and behavior, he used to be frightened that he’d stopped being concerned approximately it. It’s time, a kiss says, to prevent time via possessing it, reworking it into body-time, hip-sway and heartbeat, notwithstanding fairly the kiss says now, the now he trusts is either historical past and this speedy, reflexive, the great earlier introduced ahead in a hurry.