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Friday, February 26, 2010

Snake Face

I'm trying to write an erotic Medusa poem.

Medusa is a figure that I find ridiculously sexy.

She was powerful, supernatural, and terribly threatening. The earliest accounts speak of her as unbearably ugly, a monster of the sea whose serpent locks where so terrifying that anyone who looked at them would be so scared they'd turn to stone (note the difference between this version and the more recent: her looks turned men to stone.) In the newer versions of her tale, Medusa is more actively evil and also "light of cheek"... and she has a lover, Poseidon, the God of the Sea.

I LOVE the idea of a tumultuous, hot tryst happening at the bottom of the ocean. This is the setting of my poem and while it is inspiring, I'm having a hard time with the sexual dynamic of the piece (particularly between M & P).

Any ideas out there?

1 comment:

  1. How about focusing on the breath issue... presumably he doesn't need air, but does she? Would be be able to breathe air into her as they kissed? And then there's the movement of the undulating snakes and seaweed and water... OH, could their tryst be the trigger for the tides or a tsunami? How deep are they... the blackness and crushing pressure of a trench, or closer to shore? Would sea creatures flee or be drawn to the movement?