Poetic License – January 2012

Poetic License is that part of the anatomy of Morning Erection that allows me to showcase some of the great poets that I find in my travels throughout the Internet. I have found that by posting works by other bloggers often brings more traffic to their site as well as mine and that is a good thing.

The schedule for Poetic License is the first Monday of each month. If you find a poem that touches you in some way either leave a comment for the author or visit their blog and let them know. I wrote a poem last year, December 17th and although it is not included in Poetic License, I have decided to post it. You will be able to see it January 9th. It’s titled, Dance With Me.

As with last year February is the only Poetic License with a theme. The theme is love and you will find poems that are sensual, sexy and erotic. A few of the poems in February are for the 18 and above crowd only.


Going South
by Trish Shishkura

We take so much longer to come home
in the cavern of distant voices,
magnified as they echo and bounce
from one wall to another.

Each drop that comes from the folds
of the clouds
— drips from the night sky
and onto the asphalt below.

We lay naked,
for everyone to see.
Yet they close their eyes.
We whisper, bite our lips.

Quiet.

Make sure nothing is heard
but heavy breathing
— and it takes us too long to come

home, where only you and I can
let whispers hum and grow
loud enough to let our voices
be heard.


Avid For Desire
by Craig Watson

You notice me
Looking your way.
To my surprise.
You decided to speak.
You took my hand.
Softly whispered in my ear…
Follow me this way.
Where…
Is not a question.
Attraction is already there.
A brief encounter.
To obtain facts on one another.
Nothing really needed to be said.
Again…
Attraction is already there.
Body language was already read.
And truth be told…
I’m loving what it’s saying to me.
A Night of ecstasy.
Only to be left a memory!
A memory vivid in my mind.
You would think.
I’ve seen her recently.
The mental…
So physical.
The attraction…
So strong.
She’s ingrained in my mind.
I want to feel those lips again.
Simply reliving the experience.
I can feel the warmth of her body.
As she pulls me close.
Straight seduction.
It’s a shame…
She’s nowhere to be found.


A Better Life
by Allison Grayhurst

In the beginning

I rode a burning steed,

crossed a violent river

and destroyed my home.

But now my footsteps are slower,

I never climb the rocks or chase

the landed hawk. I collect shells

for my garden and sing to the great

ocean’s waves. I take my children

along the shore and show them how to dance.

I tell them my tales of long ago, though

they offer no interest or praise.

But they love me like a petal does its stem,

each reaching to me to know the effort of

my arms. We eat fruit near the underbrush

then bury each seed, tenderly,

in the hot white sands.


Marauded Petals
by Jennay Marie

Passed efflorescence cautioned me about my seedpod wish
But ’tis the time for me to shine and begin my luxuriated bliss
I tunnel out my little sprout to peak out into my wander
And to my surprise
The sun is all mine
And she freely feeds my hunger
With my stretched out sprightly leaves radiating
Fuchsia on amethyst petals I conceived
I’m miraculous to my thieves
Who pluck me straight
With no restraint
And now I adorn their masterful plunder


Secrets
by Marion Driessen

Life, you amaze me
ejecting originals
of the unknown
into my perception
of non-virtual reality

I must catch these threads
and weave them
within my own tapestry
Spread or cut them
as I see fit

Perspectives change
the patterns of truth
I share or not
to keep others
from harm

Life is living
folding choices
into balance
Trust me enough
to let go

Happiness To Remember
by Marissa Hill

Sitting there amongst friends that night.
With your left hand you held mine so gently,
With your right you grazed the skin of my back.

Feeling so alive with you in that moment,
Blood pumping fast through my veins,
With the warmth of your body so close.

The spirit of the room was so high and free.
Everything surrounding was abuzz with noise,
But my attention was focused on you.

Your beauty lit up the skies so bright,
My mind and body were put at ease,
So I wandered away from the light and sounds.

A feeling arrived that I hadn’t felt before.
My blood slowed and my heart beat calmed,
And I lifted my head, found your eyes, and smiled.

On the left I was given protection,
On the right it was pure desire,
In between it all was a smile of perfection, and happiness to remember.

PMS
by Mica

I can hear you crawling

Creeping under my bed

You start out as a voice

That replays in my head

Anticipating you

That’s what scares me the most

“I won’t do it again”

Some words from my false oath

I can hear death whisper

As my temptation rises

The blade looks so comforting

In the midst of noises

“Take me away” I say

Of course, no one answers

And out of insanity,

I let out obnoxious laughter

I clench my fists tightly

Subconsciously breathing

Not knowing, nor caring

Where I am heading

“This is only a phase”

That’s what everybody says

I only allow the truth to comfort me

But not today

At this point, I know nothing

At this point, I wish you were with me

From this point, I feel nothing

From this point, you are with me

And momentarily,

everything is okay.

During Nocturnal Canine Ablutions
by Words Asunder

the cool of dark
is welcome
and calm
I gaze upward
into eternity
my awe intense
and oblivion
stares back
at me in all my
insignificance

as scents
and sounds
scintillate
my senses
I stand in
statuesque
solitude
miniscule
under the
milky way

a light blinks
steadily and
glides silently
across the
ebon sky
unaware
of my gaze

a moth
flutters by
franticly
foraging for
light
I feel
its fleeting
flight
and accept
my relative
ephemeralness

in the
distance
a constant
rumble of
traffic in
droning
motion
provides
a bass line
backing
to the
moans of
lovers
coming
carried
through
an open
window

and nearer
muted voices
moan of
trivialities
as the
stench of
cigarette
smoke
assaults my
nostrils

at last
the dog
completes
her ablutions
and I retreat
indoors to
become
once more
significant


All Rights Reserved © by their respective authors. Tom Baker and his Morning Erection blog make no claims to any poetry other than his own.

If your poem is/was featured on Poetic License please consider adding the graphic to your site. It definitely is not required but you would make me a happy camper!

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  1. #1 by Broken Sparkles on January 8, 2012 - 3:32 AM

    Collection of gems! I’m glad to see you promote others poetry. The first time you presented one of my poems was a very special to me and it did help. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year, dear Tom! December was a very busy month for me, but now that things are sort of back to normal I will get involved in more around the blogs! Thank you for all your support and comments!

    • #2 by Tom Baker on January 10, 2012 - 3:09 AM

      Yeah, sometimes it gets tiresome looking all over WordPress creation to find great poetry but I’m still doing it. I just wish Poetic License would bring more readers to the poets blog as well as here. I guess what I mean is I wish Poetic License had a bigger audience. I’m happy the busy-ness of December is over for you and we can look forward to more posts. Now, what can we do about Cherlyn!

  2. #3 by Iron Cook Carl on January 7, 2012 - 5:59 PM

    All great works and if i never said it before you always choose great images to go with the poems. Have a great weekend Tom.

    • #4 by Tom Baker on January 10, 2012 - 3:06 AM

      Thank you Carl. These are all great poems.

  3. #5 by Scott Moore on January 7, 2012 - 9:48 AM

    Great selections and looking forward to your poem.

    • #6 by Tom Baker on January 10, 2012 - 3:05 AM

      Thank you Scott. Glad to see you still around.

  4. #7 by WordsFallFromMyEyes on January 2, 2012 - 1:02 PM

    Wow, how did you write on the right & left of your page like that, I wonder? That looked great!

    You’re always coming up with these brilliant ideas! You probably won’t remember me, but I did my first MEME last year (omg, I’m already saying ‘last year’).

    I wanted to drop by, Big E to let you know I’ve put you & your vibrant site on my blogroll. If that offends let me know, if not, let it go.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR :)

    N’n.

    • #8 by Tom Baker on January 4, 2012 - 3:29 PM

      C’mon! Of course I remember you. I was commenting on your blog long before the meme started. I’m happy to be on your blogroll. Thank you kindly!

  5. #9 by Michelle on January 2, 2012 - 7:44 AM

    I personally like PMS. :D Happy new year to you too, Tom! Have a great one and may things go alright for you throughout the entire year.

    • #10 by Tom Baker on January 4, 2012 - 3:31 PM

      Thank you Michelle. I am very happy to have met you and want the best for you as well this coming year.

  6. #11 by Rose Reynolds on January 2, 2012 - 7:37 AM

    Great choices but PMS is the best. Thanks Tom.

    • #12 by Tom Baker on January 4, 2012 - 3:31 PM

      PMS is very creative but it would not be prudent for me to pick a best one. I like them all.

  7. #13 by robin on January 2, 2012 - 4:05 AM

    beautiful selections this time… still proud to be amongst these poetic license contendees from the past.
    happy new year -robin

    • #14 by Tom Baker on January 4, 2012 - 3:32 PM

      Robin you are always free to add another one. March is wide open!

  8. #15 by TemptingSweets99 on January 2, 2012 - 12:12 AM

    Wonderful poems, all! I look forward to reading “Dance With Me”.

    • #16 by Tom Baker on January 4, 2012 - 3:33 PM

      As the day approaches, I’m feeling a little nervous myself.

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