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Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure


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The Kiss

My mouth blooms like a cut.
I?ve been wronged all year, tedious
nights, nothing but rough elbows in them
and delicate boxes of Kleenex calling crybaby
crybaby, you fool!

Before today my body was useless.
Now it?s tearing at its square corners.
It?s tearing old Mary?s garments off, knot by knot
and see?Now it?s shot full of these electric bolts.
Zing! A resurrection!

Once it was a boat, quite wooden
and with no business, no salt water under it
and in need of some paint. It was no more
than a group of boards. But you hoisted her,
rigged her.
She?s been elected.

My nerves are turned on. I hear them like
musical instruments. Where there was silence
the drums, the strings are incurably playing. You did this.
Pure genius at work. Darling, the composer has stepped
into fire.

Anne Sexton


I flung closer to his breast,
As sword that, after battle, flings to sheath;
And, in that hurtle of united souls,
The mystic motions which in common moods
Are shut beyond our sense, broke in on us,
And, as we sate, we felt the old earth spin,
And all the starry turbulence of worlds
Swing round us in their audient circles, till,
If that same golden moon were overhead
Or if beneath our feet, we did not know.

elizabeth barrett browning
? from "Aurora Leigh"

Product Details

Maltz, Wendy
Moore, Thomas
Foreword by:
Moore, Thomas
Moore, Thomas
Maltz, Wendy
Moore, Thomas
Maltz, Wendy
New World Library
Anthologies (multiple authors)
POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Poetry -Anthologies
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
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7.25 x 5 in 7 oz

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Product details 224 pages New World Library - English 9781577314455 Reviews:
"Review" by , "I am grateful beyond expression for Wendy Maltz's achievement. It gives me hope by calling on one of the more significant gifts of sexuality — the sensuous pleasure of well-selected, well-mated words."
"Review" by , "I have bookmarked half the poems in this book! There is a poem for every mood, every sensibility. These poets help you ponder your own feelings about sexuality and relationships and read deeper and more truthfully into how you feel about what you have, and haven't, experienced. Reading this book was a total pleasure."
"Synopsis" by , Following on the success of Passionate Hearts, Wendy Maltz continues her celebration of healthy sexuality with a new anthology of 121 poems that turn up the heat. Through some of the richest, most celebrated poetry ever written, Intimate Kisses revels in life's greatest mystery and breaks through negative cultural messages that what feels good must be bad, or that only second-rate erotica can excite.
"Synopsis" by ,
In 1997, sex therapist and marriage counselor Wendy Maltz, author of the Sexual Healing Journey and coauthor of Private Thoughts, compiled Passionate Hearts, an anthology of "poems that inspire and celebrate healthy sexual intimacy; poems in which heart connection was at the core of the sexual experience." In Intimate Kisses, Maltz follows on the success of Passionate Hearts with a new anthology of poetry that continues her celebration of healthy sexuality and, in the process, turns up the heat.

Intimate Kisses revels in what may be lifes greatest mystery, through some of richest, most celebrated poetry ever written. Included in this anthology are 121 poems by 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, as well as dozens of lesser-known and unpublished poets.

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