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Passion: Sizzling Erotic Poetry

Byline: Subterranean Blue Poetry

Title of Book: Passion

Author: Kimberlynne Darby Newton

Publisher: Subterranean Blue Poetry

Date of Publication: 2017

Pages: 160

“Looking so crazy in love's,
Got me looking, got me looking so crazy in love”
- from Crazy In Love by Beyonce

The erotic poetry of Passion sizzles with the gifts of beauty, seduction and enticement of the goddess, a dance with love and intimacy. Kimberlynne Newton Darby is an African-American Poet. She has earned degrees in Literature, African-American and Women’s History. She is a retired history teacher from the University of Alabama. Poet Newton has written over 13 books and runs creative writing groups online.

Passion is the inside story of a committed love affair, it is exciting erotic poetry that weaves a dialogue in love, the good, the bad and the beautiful. Celebrating sexual allusion within the context of relationship between a woman and a man, the good moments, the conflict, the many facets of relationship are explored. Passion is a revelation, an invitation to see behind the curtain into a true consummate affair of the heart.

A love journey in red passion notes. Passion is written in the present tense, the love is happening right now, it is experiential, not in the past, not in the future, the future is now. A play on Beat poetry, in short staccato lines, the poetry has rhythm and cadence, it is a considered offering. Sometimes in Black meme, the positive affirmations ring with truth and the love of home.

"Ode To Love?






Lying like a baby bird in my hand

I breathe life into you

Succor myself

You fire my gush

Trample over hesitancy

Wheedle with the best of them

Bidding me to


Wider, still wider

Until our cocoon

Blocks out the stars

You get your way ...


Wreathed in a white corona

You croon your plea

Your third eye opens

The better to see me

And I can only dance

To it’s music"

A journal of days inside love, a relationship tango in passion. Love, sex and romance as food to feed the Spirit, the mind and the body. As the goddess at worship and at play within great beauty and sometimes a subtle humor, the Poet celebrates what everyone desires, the dance of divine love on earth. In the celebration of the passion in feminine, Passion is in league with the writings of Vanessa Shields.

Passion is an event in committed love, poetics in erotic climes that celebrate the goddess in her aspect. Peace and love in the dance. True inspiration. Passion by Kimberlynne Darby Newton.

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Genre: Poetry, New Age, Women's Literature

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