Loving Differently From You Poem and a Cento
A Cento is a poem made up of lines from other poems. This Cento is crafted from the anthology poems of Hot Summer Nights by the Erotic Writers of Inner Child Press. The names of the poets follow the poem and the numbers are page numbers from whence this poem came.
A Cento On Hot Summer Nights
I can see the full moon (1) like a forbidden fruit (3) we witness (4)
beyond the surface deep (7) in my waking consciousness (8)
you (9) made me feel the poetry (10) two hands touch then clasp together (11)
starts with a look (12) come hither love (14) your moistened lips (16)
let your tongue (17) teach me to fly (18) our love voice (20)
like you love yourself (21) giving fiery kisses of (22)
the moonlight close to the ocean (25) as halo (27)
such things cannot be frozen (29) and whir dance hoping (30)
so beautiful (31) pomegranate seeds slip (33) the hibiscus blatantly visible (34)
my bones are meting (36) in a fluid motion (37)
moon’s curve holds clouds (39) inextricable and tightly (41)
in each discovery (42) we talk about what kind (43)
so I don’t need those three little words (44)
I love your (45) lips changes into gold (46) I reach for you (47)
and you turn (49) like a birch I saw (50) lying in the sun (51)
hurricanes do that (52) breathing out (53) honeysuckle even the (54)
the dream of romance (55)
I confess I said (56) in my favorite version (58)
worships, praises proof of desire (60)
I kissed a red lip and the whole of the moon (61) I must confess (62)
I can still taste (63) lightening blazes and (67) music somewhere playing (68)
in your eyes (69) lovers together (71) talking the night away (72)
like fire (238) garden of love (240)
Erotic Poets of the Cento
1. Christena Antonia Valaire Williams, 3. Anna Chavell Stewart, 4. Quise “The Notebook” Williams, 7. Aria Nicole, 8. Kimberly Burnham, 9. Tina Culp Barton, 10. Michael, 11. Carlus Wilmot, 12. Alan W. Jankowski, 14. *lioness*aka*ms*fran*, 16. Dave Sanderson, 17. Lori A. Williams, 18. Christopher Reilley, 20. Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh, 21. Samuel Benjamin, 22. Ken Williams ~The Scarred Poet, 25. Douglas Moore Jr., 27. Sugasaphire, 29. N. Owen Holme, 30. Neil Carpathios, 31. Chris Sanderson, 33. Tammy Ingison, 34. Patricia Hemingway, 36. Marianne Taylor, 37. Paul Hostovsky, 39. Nancy Hubble, 41. Dag & Maya, 42. Allie Marini Batts, 43. Erik La Prade, 44. Petra Robertson, 45. David Spicer, 46. Flavia Cosma, 47. Jaime Glasser, 49. Andrena Zawinski, 50. Edward Folger, 51. Cris Staubach, 52. L.M. Harrod, 53. William A Henkin, 54. Jordan Sanderson, 55. Wm. Cutter Black, 56. Kim Baker ‘The Big-Haired Poet’, 58. Marina Kris, 60. Kay Robertson, 61. Nils Peterson, 63. James ‘Peach’ McClory, 67. Michael A. Holm, 68. iDrew, 69. Alberto O. Cappas, 71 Larry Buffington, 72. Larry Tozek, 238. Janet Caldwell 240. William S. Peters Sr.
Loving Differently From You
Palpable uniqueness not an / ordinary story recognizing the quiet / intensity of specific love /
Don’t judge me for salting watermelon, / mayo on fries, juicy mango dripping, / coconut milk enveloping gluten-free quinoa.
Don’t judge me for uniquely loving her smell / after she plants pinkish purple pansies, / the massage of hot stones on my back, / the way her breath comes in frustration / from her right shoulder, or that she / can haul a table saw from our basement / building a raised bed for strawberry / husk tomatoes and lemon cucumbers.
Don’t judge me for loving uniquely / in far-flung mountain retreats, / while meditating in Buddhist centers, / on airplanes high above foreign lands, / in workshops learning her number 9 to my 3 / her type ENFJ to my INTJ / willing myself to understand every aspect / and how deeply we are connected.
Don’t judge love of the self soothing twist / of her hair over a rough patch at her neck / all the things distinctively my love / like earthy beets / in my waking consciousness / where I am free / to be outstandingly me in her arms.
Topic(s) of this poem: love and life, nights, summer Form: Imagery
Originally published in Hot Summer Nights from Inner Child Press.
Originally published at https://www.poemhunter.com on April 13, 2016.