Hi, readers! Now and then on the I Love Romance Blog, I recognize poets and their wonderful, romantic poems. Today David Russell has stopped by to showcase some of his work for us.
I love poetry, almost as much as I love romance! It is music for my eyes, and a song in my heart. 🙂
Honestly, I spend quite a bit of time stalking poetry groups on Facebook just to see what my fellow writers are doing these days. And our guest, David Russell, is one talented poet!
Thank you for visiting us. We’re so glad you came to the I Love Romance Blog, where we get to talk about my favorite subject – love!
Today, David Russell is providing everyone with his take on the theme of ‘mysterious sensuality’. How apropos, since every lasting romantic relationship I’ve ever read, heard about, or witnessed on the screen – I’ve experienced my own relationships firsthand as well, of course – began with a little mystery and some serious chemistry.
So, take it away, David, and give us a peek at what you’ve brought to thrill our romantic hearts…
A Poem by David Russell
First there was a fleeting glimpse
A flounce of grace,
A nod of acknowledgement,
Across the void your eyes affirmed,
You beckoned from afar
Your magnet broke all resistance
I came into full view –
Your sinuous lip-curl proclaims
The splendid isolation of power
Toned form and brain
Elicit blind awe
Delicious loosening of blouse
Opens the doorway to glory
We spring face to face,
Our pulses radiating intellect and longing
Our sparring debate
We clinch with joint surrender.
The lips, channel of word-power
Go beyond words.
The atmosphere is close, you are sweating
Now, with your blouse aside
You have intrepidly thrown
The sensual gauntlet,
The dykes of reticence –
Far more than ever by my hand
Now let my body
My shirt to fall upon your blouse
Our facing torsos
My body – now a winged imago,
Bursting from its Chrysalis –
Shall I be your Tsunami ebb-tide
Vaulting into its flood
See you before and after.
In the gym, in the pool,
In the tennis court –
Let’s tone ourselves for each other
Let’s tone each other for ourselves
♥♥♥ Perfect, David! So steamy! Thank you! ♥♥♥
Discover more poems in…
Sensual Rhapsody: Erotic poetry and artwork by David Russell
In Sensual Rhapsody, he offers twenty-four poems accompanied by eighteen unique pastel illustrations to enhance his words.
Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/mejrNz
Poet Bio for David Russell
b. 1940. Resident in the UK. Writer of poetry, literary criticism, speculative fiction and romance.
Exacting Modality of the World Web ISBN-10 : 0855080035 ISBN-13 : 978-0855080037
Publisher : Cafe Books; Limited ed (475). Edition (1 Jan. 1970)
A Chip off the Old Block, Aloes Press, 1973
Nothing Hero, self-published 1984
Prickling Counterpoints ISBN-10 : 0952788829 ISBN-13 : 978-0952788829 Publisher : Burning Book Press,1st September 1997)
An Ever River – ecopoetry ISBN-13 : 978-1911587040; ISBN-10 : 1911587048 Publisher : Palewell-Woodshores (16th April 2018)
Sensual Rhapsody, erotic poetry and artwork – ISBN-10 : 1719920206 ISBN-13 : 978-1719920209, Amazon kdp, 29th August 2018
High Wired On ISBN-10: 1903932297 ISBN-13 : 978-1903932292 Publisher : Searle Publishing; First Paperback Edition, (20th June 2002)
- (2018) ASIN : B0799RVYGH, Amazon kdp, February 29th 2020
Rock Bottom ASIN: B085DTGN59, Amazon kdp, March 4th 2020
The Araucana ASIN: B08CJNYJZC, Amazon kdp, July 8th 2020
Dreamtime Sensuality I ASIN: 1718124570, Amazon kdp, August 23rd 2018
Dreamtime Sensuality II ASIN: 1718186126, Amazon kdp, September 2nd, 2018
Explorations ASIN ASIN: 1718186886, Amazon kdp, August 23rd, 2018
Further Explorations ASIN:1718186428, Amazon kdp, August 24th, 2018
Pearlman ASIN ASIN:1718198698, August 24th, 2018
Self’s Blossom ASIN 1718186746, Amazon kdp, August 28th 2018
Main poetry collection Prickling Counterpoints (1998); poems published in online International Times. Eco poetry collection, An Ever River, published by The Palewell Press, 2018. Main speculative works Translation of Spanish epic La Araucana, Amazon 2013. Romances: Dreamtime Sensuality I & II: Explorations; Further Explorations; Pearlman, Self’s Blossom – all available on Amazon. Self-published collection of erotic poetry and artwork, Sensual Rhapsody, 2015. Singer-songwriter/guitarist. Main CD albums Bacteria Shrapnel and Kaleidoscope Concentrate. Many tracks on You Tube, under ‘Dave Russell’. Editor of online magazine Poetry Express Newsletter, produced by Survivors Poetry and Music.
Once again, I want to thank our distinguished guest and poet, David Russell, for stopping by the I Love Romance Blog! It was such a pleasure to have you here!
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