Full Poem

LOVE MAKING: A Haiku Sequence


 

pre-morning mushrooms

blooming on the pubes:

dreamy arousal

 

 

love-making

he melts into her

time stands still

 

 

love-making

the sound of orgasm:

Lao Tzu

 

 

making love

she tastes the salt upon

his shoulder

 

 

 

 

candling in vein

leaves marks of teeth on her neck

utters holiness

 

 

unzipping her back—

hundreds of nights grow wings

with wasp touch

 

 

unclothing

the white night:

lips meeting lips

 

 

writes with strands of

watery hair on her  bare back

a love haiku

 

 

after the tumble

buried between the sheets

leftover passion

 

 

she departs

leaving behind her clothes

over mine

 

 

still lingers

her scent on the linens

drying in shade

 

 --R K Singh