i like my body when it is with your
e e cummings – 1925
i like my body when it is with your body.
It is so quite new a thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric furr, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh….And eyes big love-crumbs,
and possibly i like the thrill
of under me you so quite new
Ahhh. And maybe just one more. I am looking for the whole poem, if anyone finds it. I would love to read it all… I can only imagine the metaphor and symbolism… she says with a devious smile.
From Like to Like by George John Whyte-Melville
“For everything created
In the bounds of earth and sky
Has such longing to be mated,
It must couple or must die.”