The Scent Of A Man

I have decided to start out this year on a more lusty note. I've written quite a few sensual pieces in the past, all of which I've taken great pleasure in writing, and I thought I'd start out this new year of 2011 with one of them. This one in particular I wrote just yesterday (actually just this morning, around 12 AM or so, but that was before I went to sleep, so I consider it yesterday..hhaah). Enjoy a sensual 2011, everyone..

Michelangelo's David
This photo I took myself (at my own risk, as it is forbidden to take photos of David) in the Galleria dell'Academia, Firenze, Italia in the year 2010.
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The Scent Of A Man
January 7, 2011
Rough skin colored by the sun
Under my fingers feels like
Sand on the oceans’ shores
Strong arms like twin pillars
Beneath my palms feel like
Marble towers of ancient pasts
The tendons in his neck
Turn his face towards me like
The steady strength of  fortresses
Under his skin my sweat is born
Between his arms my breaths are stolen
His neck is where my kisses burrow
Oh the scent of a man........
For the lingering scent of a man
The whole world does pale in comparison!

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  1. I can very much relate to this work, Charity...wonderfully sensual and I have seen a few men of David-like anatomical proportions, God-like beings, or so I imagine them to be. Years ago, when I first saw David at the Academia, there were no reservations and it was easy to just walk right in the door. There were also no restrictions on picture taking but, for the life of me, I can't put my hands on the photographs right now. I assure you, I have pictures of every part of the anatomy of Michelangelo's wonderful sculpture.

  2. Hi Ladies. I feel left out.I do however love your poem Charity.I hope the New Year is going well for you.

  3. RNSANE: Good for you! I had to stand in line for about 2 hours to get in! But it was a wonderful sort of standing in line though, as I met 3 very good friends as a result! Three wonderful Australian girls! :) And I DID get yelled at for taking this photo! heheheheheheh! But then I went ahead and took two more! TADA! I hid behind the pillars! And behind my friends! Woohoo! I think it was worth the fright, though! I've got the pictures!

    Grampy: Thank you Grampy, I wish you a beautiful start to the New Year, as well! I'm sorry you feel left out.. hehehehe...

  4. Very passionate. I had a good New Year's, and I'm glad that you did, too. Warm wishes for you in the coming year :)

  5. I didn't realize that you would not be able to photograph this statue. I know someone who did a wonderful drawing of it. Your poem is lovely. I used to write poems when I was younger but kind of lost my creativity. you are inspiring me to want to try writing again.

  6. Yet 'he' would be nothing without a woman.

  7. This is a great piece! I look forward to more like it.

    May you have a Beautiful New Year!

  8. Hi Charity,

    I love your poem and the photo is great, glad that you got to take a photo. When we were in the Louvre everyone else was taking photos of the Mona Lisa, even though I do not think you were meant to, so we got a photo too.
    You asked about my New Years eve, we went around to some friends ate and had a good time dancing away the night.

    Happy week

  9. I meant to say hope that 2011 will be wonderful for you with much love, joy, good health and all that makes you happy.


  10. Wowzers woman! That was smoking! I love it! You are such a brilliant writer and I have missed reading your blogs!!! <3

  11. What a luscious bit of steamy poetry! Ooh la la!
    It sounds like you had a super New Year's Eve, you party animal.
    I hope you stayed out of trouble!

  12. I love the poem! Oh wow, thanks for sharing the picture.


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