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Passionate, sexually-charged poetry exploring the physical and emotional aspects of erotic love and appreciation of natural beauty.

Synopsis

Collection of dark, eortic poetry.

Editor’s Note

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

Tedesco has really portrayed eroticism as a thing of beauty above all else. There is no condemnation of pleasure or forcing his narrator to curb their lusts because every scenario is beautifully, if not intensely, described with a poetic honesty. Seemingly innocent similes manifest into descriptions of sexual power dynamics, euphemisms pepper each poem and the sultry tone makes the entire read all the more interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if some readers feel slightly voyeuristic given the expressiveness of certain scenarios like that of An Unintentional Kindness or My Pen.


It is clear throughout that the narrator has a very thorough understanding of one of our deepest drives. Physical connection in these poems is not presented as something simple, but rather varied and layered. It is presented as something artistic yet still an appetite. One of the things I was impressed with whilst reading is how the writer is able to subtly shift from romanticised imagery concerning natural beauty and stars to sexual stimulation. The writer touches upon themes of fear, confidence, tension, relief and a plethora of juxtaposed opposites.


From first reading, I could tell that the style of writing was mature, sophisticated, and sensuous. Yet, in one or two poems I could detect an underlying idea of unrestrained love having the potential to be somewhat raw and animalistic. Regardless, everybody who reads this will have a totally different perception to myself because each poem invites the reader to work out for themselves what it is truly expressing. For that, I found the collection to be not only very well written, but deliberately intriguing. This amorous style of writing is definitely for anybody wanting to ponder how we respond to acts of love and how we perceive them depending on who in the relationship is in power .

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Synopsis

Collection of dark, eortic poetry.

Editor’s Note

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

Unreal

One of Us...


She begins to undress, as if a greeting

“Stop,” I tell her, “you are already naked to me” 

But clothes fall like petals


She steps closer

“Stop,” I tell her, “you have nothing left to give” 

But skin touches skin


I wrap her hair around my hands as she kneels

“Do not stop,” she tells me

But I do


“Confess, confess,” I whisper

“I will not punish you for free” 




A Stranger Will Know My Name


She wakes to the sound of a train approaching

A stranger will know my name, she thinks

And slowly begins


The sound of the train now vibrating in the walls of her room, her skin

A stranger knows my name, she imagines

Losing herself recklessly, loudly


The sound of the train fades into silence, leaving her body

A stranger knew my name, she remembers

Returning to sleep, once again, more deeply


Much more deeply


About the author

Writer, photographer and filmmaker based in Northern California. view profile

Published on June 11, 2020

3000 words

Contains explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Poetry

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