Nailing down the best erotic poetry is difficult because preferences and tastes vary so greatly from person to person. This is great news! It means we have a variety of erotic poems to read that maximize and diversify our concept of sexiness. I landed on these 13 erotic poems that I think are genuinely sexy for one reason or another. Poems with sensory detail so rich that I feel embodied in the poem itself also make a strong case for eroticism. So, here I present to you, 13 erotic poems that span from the classics to the contemporary, each of which made me sigh at least once:.
Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet and writer who is based in London. Her work explores the topics of gender, war, sex, and cultural assumptions. She is passionate about character-driven poetry that tells the stories of people, especially immigrants and refugees who are often portrayed as victims or martyrs, without their human experience being captured. In , she was named the first Young Poet Laureate for London and chosen as poet-in-residence for Queensland, Australia. Nayyirah Waheed is a U. She fell in love with poetry at the age of 11 when she was given a poetry project by her teacher to be featured in a community newspaper.
It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosaic, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill. Are you living in an anthill?! We hope not.
Desire and intimacy are very much a part of Love, and these erotic poems prove that sex need not be sordid or ugly. On the contrary, between two people very much in love with each other, sex can the most beautiful and natural thing in the universe. Warning: While we don't publish anything even mildly salacious or obscene, most of this material is intended for a mature audience. Top All-Time Favorite Poems!