Crafting an erotic poem is all about creating a dynamic picture in the mind of the reader. To create or recreate a sensual moment. That’s the art of erotic poetry.
Keep a small notebook at hand and write down some key words and observations over the next few weeks. I guarantee that this will help personalize any future poems that you write.
Now read the poem below to get you in the zone.
A lovely Lust
Embers casting peach to pink,
Your cream lace satin’d gainst my skin,
We glow and kiss and breath in synch…
Your neck is offered up to feast,
I kiss… and draw my head to breast,
Through satin, flesh is tasted teased…
You grip me tightly in your fist,
I gasp and sigh a hollow moan,
Consumed within a deep red mist…
Passion devours us.
As dawn doth break we wake and kiss,
The embers now but greying dust,
My memory of all of this…
A hazy dream,
A lovely lust.
This was written for a very feminine French lady who loves lingerie. The textures and sensations turn her on well before we are due to meet. She gets into character, like an actress, and relives previous rendezvous while she bathes and pampers herself. Lovemaking for her is a romantic evening sat beside an open fire. The seduction lasts from dinner into the early hours. Foreplay begins with a cheeky text during the day, a kiss on her cheek when we meet, a whisper across the dinner table that she ‘looks edible.’ She feels like the only women in the room.
How do I know all of these details? Because I listen. I show interest and explore her innermost world. The gain from this is twofold, it provides me with great material for my poetry and seduces her with my attentiveness.
Let’s explore the poem some more.
Embers casting peach to pink, Your cream lace satin’d gainst my skin, We glow and kiss and breath in synch… tongues dance, Explore within!
By now you already know that she loves kissing passionately, french, naturally. She loves feeling like a delicate flower in my arms and she loves to have some control over the pace of our playfulness. If things move too fast, she lets me know. When she tilts her head and brushes her hair to one side, I see this as a sign, she wants me to kiss her neck and take things further. This is captured in the first 2 lines below, notice also that I increase the sensual content by adding the powerful 3rd line.
.Your neck is offered up to feast, I kiss… and draw my head to breast, Through satin, flesh is tasted teased… while fingers, Slowly undress.
This is the dramatic high of the verse. Oxytocin courses through her body as I mouth her nipples. A lovely distraction from what my hands are doing.
Can you feel the softness coming through the words in the poem?. Can you see how a picture is painted with each word and how each word builds a fuller canvas?. She reads this and melts, she sees how much I have noticed her, her likes and loves, her essence. As she reads each word the sensations flow through her. If you’re sat with your lover while she reads or you read a poem to her, watch her reactions. Look for tell-tale signs in her body language, if she turns a lovely pink colour, sighs the smallest of sighs, shifts in her seat or blatantly grips your arm in response. She is rewarding you.
Poetry has been used to seduce from the beginning of time and can be used to create a future scenario that you’d love to share with your lover. Create a fabulous fantasy and furnish it with her inner and outer worlds. In her minds’ eye, make it real.
It wouldn’t be unusual for her to physically feel excited as your words wash over her. Her inner world soaks in the words and recreates them on her mental cine screen. Her body feels each touch, each caress, the textures smooth over her skin, she is there in the moment!
Don’t be surprised. No, be prepared! She may want you there and then. Notice that the language I use is neither crude nor coarse. Match your words to her values and standards. If you get this bit wrong you could end up in deep water. Men often escalate sexually, too quickly. For a woman this can be scary, she senses a danger and may retract altogether.
Always remember that you are walking very close to an edge. You know the risks and rewards involved. Your partner may enjoy some strong language while in the throes of passion, but on paper you may need to reel this in and merely hint at a previously shared experience by using key words.. For example: your lover may love it when you take her from behind and call her ‘your dirty little slut’, on paper this guilty pleasure can be conveyed by writing, ‘From behind, you’re taken by my words! Don’t be scared of using everyday words to express sensuality. Context is everything, even the simplest of words can create powerful images.
Now let’s look at the 3rd verse. In the previous verses all attention was on turning her on. I accept that women take longer to become fully aroused than men, so I make sure that the poem reflects this. It’s only when she is aroused fully that I introduce her physical attention towards me. Presented simply in two lines, I state what she does to me and how I react. Notice how the first half of the verse is purely physical and then moves into purely emotional.
You grip me tightly in your fist, I gasp and sigh a hollow moan, Consumed within a deep red mist… Passion devours us. Until dawn.
It’s important to be aware of all the senses, try to include them within the poem at least once. Notice how I touch upon sounds and taste, you can almost smell the logs in the fire. Think senses, think ‘sensual’. If you know your lover well you will recognize which of her senses are primary.
To learn more about this look up NLP and Rep systems.
The language of love is all about rapport and comfort. Comfort is a given within a relationship but shouldn’t be taken for granted, know her boundaries and take your words to the edge of these boundaries in a playful manner. Encouraging her to explore them in the written word, in a scenario where she feels safe with you, may encourage her to consider more exploration in the future.
Notice how I have left a lot to her imagination. I establish that we are overcome with passion. The word passion immediately anchors her to our shared experience. I have no need to spell it out.
This however may not be the case in your relationship. As I pointed out earlier, you are showing her that she has been seen. If she enjoys graphic detail, include it, hint at it, make it a feature and place it between more subtle expressions.
And finally the last verse. See how I reflect some of the words from the first verse, the embers now spent, kissing now being something altogether different in context. The heated passion of the night, quietly hinted upon.
As dawn doth break we wake and kiss, The embers now but greying dust, My memory of all of this… A hazy dream, A lovely lust.
The circle of experience is now complete. The poem takes you on a journey, sets the mood, reaches its climax, then gently ends. By fashioning each line, each verse into a beautiful and intimate patchwork of images, you let her know that you notice her.
Remember, the devil is in the detail.
The above poem ‘A lovely Lust’ was taken from the book Juicy Poetry by Kevin Webster