By Wendy Maltz
Intimate Kisses revels in what will be life’s maximum secret, via a few of richest, so much celebrated poetry ever written. integrated 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Jane Hirshfield, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Galway Kinnell, and W.S. Merwin, in addition to dozens of lesser-known and unpublished poets.
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However this present day I’m going to like your bones, starting, in fact, along with your flesh…. roger pfingston THE 9th mystery POEM I worship your fleece that's the suitable triangle Of the Goddess i'm the lumberjack of the one virgin wooded area O my Eldorado i'm the single fish on your voluptuous ocean You my stunning Siren i'm the climber in your snowy mountains O my whitest Alp i'm the heavenly archer of your appealing mouth O my darling quiver i'm the hauler of your dead night hair O gorgeous send at the canal of my kisses And the lilies of your fingers are beckoning me O my summer time backyard The culmination of your breast are ripening their honey for me O my sweet-smelling orchard and i'm elevating you O Madeleine O my attractiveness above the earth just like the torch of all mild guillaume apollinaire —translated from the French via Oliver Bernard the form OF BRIGHTNESS If I say I helped myself to you i am hoping you don’t brain, I couldn’t face up to; you have been simply great flesh— the form of brightness, illumined within the gentle of part became louvers that created painted hills and valleys along with your physique. Deep sienna you have been underneath me, my epidermis was once scorched via your sunlight… I revelled in it; heard the cicadas once they made a love track, tasted the desolate tract sand while I kissed you, dreamed desires of the Serengeti in case you stoked the hearth; after which, I burned. laura okay. gourlay THE SMALLEST BLUE VEINS In my desires nobody is ever bare or the slightest bit . In yours Mel Gibson undresses you together with his the teeth. I’m by no means wealthy or recognized yet often sitting in a chair or consuming a bagel. I do human such things as stroll down streets, glance in home windows, play playing cards, learn a ebook. I’m by no means trapped in an elevator with somebody yet myself when you say final evening you held an umbrella at the excessive cord dressed like Mata Hari. possibly I don’t take into account the gem stones, afraid actual lifestyles could be too dull; yet how can it's, while I wake beside you, despite what I’ve dreamed, and spot your twisted vines of hair, corded neck, based throat, each one lax muscle of your bare flesh, pelvic curve as you lie in your part, and at the pillow, the smallest blue veins at the again of 1 of your palms. neil carpathios LIGHTNING AT leisure Stretched out, stone made from midday, half-open eyes whose whiteness turns to blue, half-ready smile. Your physique rouses, you shake your lion’s mane. back mendacity down, a good striation of lava within the rock, a dozing ray of sunshine. And when you sleep I stroke you, I polish you, narrow awl, arrow with whom I set the evening on hearth. the ocean combating faraway with its swords and feathers. octavio paz —translated from the Spanish by means of Muriel Rukeyser THE OUTPOURING It’s the wetness i admire. the way in which your pores supply beginning to glittering salty beads that sprout approximately your brow and run down your cheeks. Tiny, clinging waterfalls. the best way their adhesive yields as I unwrap you, every one a part of your shirt peeling like sections of a humid tomato pores and skin. the best way extra beads grease our kissing bellies, allowing them to slap and slide like rapids on rocks in a river pounding its direction to the ocean.