Collection of dark, eortic poetry.
These poems read like meditations, examining the same subject over and over from different angles in a search for understanding. The relationship between Man and Woman, the dichotomy between creation and destruction, the fine line between pleasure and pain, the interplay of submission and domination - all of these dualistic themes are woven into these poems with exceptional poignance. These pieces hit something meaty and visceral, and feel almost mythical in their descriptions of a timeless human dance. We find in these poems familiar fears, urges, and passions - even ones about which we would normally not dare to speak. These poems breathe freedom into the human experience and remind the reader that they are part of an eternal story, a mystical juxtaposition of opposites whose tension and electricity echoes through the ages. Almost every poem left me thinking about one or more lines long after I finished reading it - a hallmark of well-crafted, complex, thoughtful writing.
Erin Marie Hall