There's nothing quite as dark and twisted as a really good love poem, is there? After all, there's something impossible about trying to capture that most epic yet ephemeral sentiment with something as humble but permanent as mere language. It's a fool's journey, it can seem; a Sisyphean task. And yet: Sisyphus never gave up, did he? Of course not, he had no choice! And neither, it seems, do poets who strive to capture the beauty and tragedy inherent to the kind of wild, unhinged love most worth writing about.
Nailing down the best erotic poetry is difficult because preferences and tastes vary so greatly from person to person. This is great news! It means we have a variety of erotic poems to read that maximize and diversify our concept of sexiness. I landed on these 13 erotic poems that I think are genuinely sexy for one reason or another. Poems with sensory detail so rich that I feel embodied in the poem itself also make a strong case for eroticism.
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