Sensuous and Strong as the Serpent by Bruce Whealton


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Post November 08, 2010, 12:38:03 PM

Sensuous and Strong as the Serpent by Bruce Whealton

Although this poem brings nothing new to the whole vampire venue, it is a satisfactory poem about victim and predator. The poem is full of sexual overtones and the surprise, topsy-turvy act of the match-up between mortal and immortal.

At least these vampires don’t sparkle in the sunlight.
Since the house is on fire - at least let us warm ourselves.
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Post November 08, 2010, 08:32:09 PM

I can't quite figure out this vampire/sex thing . . . maybe it's because I just don't care for vampire stories to begin with . . .

. . . or maybe it's because I've seen too many PBS Nature shows, and missed all of what might be sexual about that lion taking down the gazelle . . .

I did like the ending:
in fact, she herself
was wounded in his attack.
-- although it fails to quite satisfactorily explain itself.
I was raised by humans. What's your excuse?

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