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  Maid of Paradise (erotic fantasy)
by Ian R Thorpe
Friday, April 16, 2004
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I have been drawing upon (OK, shamelessly plundering) the inspiration of Arabic myths for this poem. Dedicated to my sweetie, she knows who she is.

We shall meet in cool and torchlit courtyards
silent precincts of the night's embrace
and bathe there in gentle fountains where clear
sparkling waters cleanse past's tainted trace.
A couch waits, draped with fine silks and linens,
dates and almonds rest upon a silver tray.
Before us a feast of new beginnings,
each choice placed like a jewel in the display.

Scents of jasmine and musk intoxicate us,
the stars anoint the bed where we will lie.
Your eyes are like the gates of seven heavens,
four basilisks stand ready to defy
mortality - and all time's hungry hunters
who would pursue us to this den of peace,
bring their pious rules here to confront us
and spoil the pleasure we have in our feast.

Your body like a slice of moonlight
falls softly on this torn and battered frame,
opens to me and lets our two selves unite
to best the gods at fate, their chosen game.
The gentle night will hide and protect you
but when cruel dawn calls, bidding you depart
I will beg Cronos halt the sun and let you
forever be the houri of my heart.

NOTE: The Houri of Arabic and Indian mythology are the Maids of Paradise, virgins who will be wives to the faithful dead in the afterlife. Although they are usually packaged in sets of four my muse is quite a lively girl - she tells me - and I am not as energetic as I used to be.




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Reviewed by Sophia Choudhury 5/19/2010
very beautiful painting in words
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 6/23/2005
Every man's fantasy and from the sounds of it close to your reality. You are a lucky man. An erotic and yet sensual write.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 9/26/2004
Wow! This is simply amazing. I'm not familiar with the Arabic mythology, but I'm likint this poem for you have written it so well.

Wonderful write indeed.

Sandie May Angel
Reviewed by Dale Clark 6/11/2004
This is very good. I am enjoying your work.
Tinka told me about you. She was so right.
Reviewed by Sara Russell 5/15/2004
Hi Ian,

The Arabic influence suits your poetry well, I like the sensual style and the mythology behind it. It could be worth exploring these ideas in a series of poems... very much enjoyed reading this.

Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 4/19/2004
Hi Sweetie,

This is almost as lovely as you. ;) Thank you for this, I do love it and you, LOTS!

Love, Jan xoxoxo
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/16/2004
Just so beautiful Ian!!

Love tinka
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/16/2004
Hi are you doing?...I can't possibley
believe this myth...but I do like your writing
style..take care...floria
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 4/16/2004
Bravo! So very beautiful and sensuous!
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 4/16/2004
That's very beautiful
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