Dichotomy in Two Sexual Parts

A few years ago, I spoke to Jamie MacLean, a London publisher, about his taking a poem in one of his publications. His publications include The Erotic Review, and various books on erotic photography. He said that most poems submitted to his publishing company were pretty awful, predictable and boring – or so littered with explicit words that he couldn’t print them. I suggested a conversation between a photographer and model, then wrote this and he took it.

Dichotomy in 2 Sexual Parts.
(In Camera Lucidity)

The Model

You like to watch,
And I like to expose my secret self to your camera.
Flaunting my smooth-waxed libido in poses both sensual and lewd.
I’ll expose my privacy
You’ll expose your photography.
Sharing a rite of voyeuristic intimacy,
Working together, humid complicity.

The Photographer

My camera records with great lucidity
Visions of women, reeking decadent sensuality.
Finally creating a sexual dichotomy…….
Are the images created with such pleasurable indecency
Perverse?
Or is recording the glistened arousal
Itself the act of perversity?

Linda DuPret

Copyright and intellectual property rights belond to Belinda DuPret. October 2012

Linda Dupret

About Linda Dupret

The Why's and Wherefores Hi and thank you for looking at my weblog. I'm Belinda, Linda (whatever you like best) DuPret. Grandmother, Mother, ex-TV Journalist. My husband is a painter, my daughter a magician, my son an airline pilot and my grandchildren are wonderful. On top of that, both my children have great partners, which adds to life's bounty. I've lived and worked in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the SW of France. Been a DJ, a rock band promoter, a Soul Band manager; a receptionist, secretary, TV journalist and PR Manager for one of the worlds largest generic products. Now I'm plonk in the middle of my sixties and writing poetry - hopefully with an enjoyable, sometimes wry twist to it. I've always written poems, but now it's not what I'd like to do - it's what I DO! I try to write at least one poem a week, and hope you enjoy some of them. Thank you for looking!
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