How does love speak? . . . In the embrace where madness melts in bliss, And the convulsive rapture of a kiss– Thus doth Love speak. –Ella Wheeler Wilcox
At the heart of love lies the quickening of the senses–the thrill of touch, the perfume of passion, the taste and the voice of love, the vision of the beloved.
Sensual love has inspired poets throughout the ages–from the Bible’s beautiful Song of Songs to the lively evocations of sensual love and the private world of lovers created by such gifted contemporary poets as Stanley Kunitz, Maya Angelou, and W. S. Merwin. Here gathered are the truest and the loveliest– verses that tantalize the heart and celebrate the sweet turmoil of passion. Sensual Love Poems is a bouquet the freshness of which never fades, a feast for the senses . . . forever.
About Kathleen Blease
Kathleen Blease is a writer and editor whose previous poetry collections are Love in Verse and A Friend Is Forever. She is a mother and lives with her husband, Roger, and their two small children in the historic district of… More about Kathleen Blease
Published by Ballantine Books Jan 02, 2002| 176 Pages| 4-1/2 x 6-7/8| ISBN 9780345447876