Erotic Poetry vs. Written Pornography
Writers quite frequently make inappropriate
or unsuitable use of the liberty of expression.
We ARE free to write what we please,
but should be mature enough to understand that
Though it does not mean when, where and amongst
whom ever we please, everything has a place,
time and the appropriate audience.
**Pornography from the Greek pornographos, adjective, writing about prostitutes, from pornē prostitute + graphein to write;
***This is Not directed at anyone in particular and should Not be taken out of context.
This is a topic with a long history of
controversy,animosity and extreme
misunderstanding. Let us see if we
cannot shed some light on the subject
without maligning anybody or vilifying preferences.
Readers of erotic poetry do not set out
to be sexually aroused, yet can be by well
articulated words and artfully expressed sensuality.
Writing erotically whether it be poetry or stories
and written pornography are not the same,
nor should they be confused in any way.
Those who read and/or create
written pornography ARE looking for
the instant gratification and the sexual excitement
it provides. Pornography is not a synonym of eroticism;
it is the depiction of behavior or acts
(in pictures or writing) in a sensational manner
so as to arouse a quick intense
physical reaction or cause sexual arousal.
That which is erotic tends to arouse
sexual LOVE or LOVING desire,
like an aphrodisiac or amorous behavior.
Sensuality on the other hand relates to or consists of
the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of
sensory appetite; stimulating the senses
with site, sounds, smells and tastes can cause a
sensual and/or erotic euphoria that is very pleasing.
Poetry is writing in a concentrated imaginative
awareness of experience in language chosen
and arranged to artistically create a specific
intense emotional response through meaning,
sound, and rhythm especially in beauty of expression.
A quality of beauty and intensity of emotion regarded
as characteristic of poems:
"poetry and fire are nicely balanced in music".