On Intimacy and Poetry

A post about my process of writing erotic poetry, on my new blog Inner Life of Pua Nani

Inner Life of Pua Nani

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I am thinking of this poem today:

When Man Enters Woman

by Anne Sexton

When man,
enters woman,
like the surf biting the shore,
again and again,
and the woman opens her mouth with pleasure
and her teeth gleam
like the alphabet,
Logos appears milking a star,
and the man
inside of woman
ties a knot
so that they will
never again be separate
and the woman
climbs into a flower
and swallows its stem
and Logos appears
and unleashes their rivers.

This man,
this woman
with their double hunger,
have tried to reach through
the curtain of God
and briefly they have,
though God
in His perversity
unties the knot.

I wanted to share the poem above here as it speaks beautifully to my feelings about relations between men and women, the spiritual and esoteric  aspects hidden beyond the visible. Incidentally Anne Sexton lived in the Boston area, where…

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