I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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3 July 2015

Purring: Erotic haiku and tanka, May —June 2015

he strides
firm buttocks and thighs
tightly outlined


he strokes
the cat on his knee
I yearn


his fingers flex
massaging her fur ...


too old now
for limbs no longer lithe
to exit with ease
a bath whose embrace has cooled,
I love my hand-held shower nozzle


Linked to the latest Tuesday Platform at 'imaginary garden with real toads'.


  1. I thought that was lovely...well done!

  2. These are just wonderful, Rosemary, especially as a group. Funny, erotic, poignant. They work very well. Thanks. k.

  3. I'm liking the bath with the warm embrace. Yes, as we grow in years climbing the tub becomes harder but it also can be dangerous.
    These were a fine grouping, Rosemary. I sometimes do that also.

  4. Body grows old, heart stays young.

  5. Spirit grows weak, flesh is still willing, in flckers and jabs. You caught it pefectly.

  6. The shower, what a relief! Love these, Rosemary. I'd present them all as one reflection if I were you. Very earnest, real, truthy.

  7. This is lovely :D I loved the lines where you mentioned the limbs.. though our bodies grow weak and old.. our hearts forever stay young. Beautifully penned :D

    Lots of love,

  8. welldone haiku and tanka;

    im happy you dropped in at Monday WRites this week

    much love...

  9. Really well done. I felt the simmer underneath the words, but did have a knowing giggle at the mention of the shower nozzle,