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Book of the Week: 21 Erotic Haiku for Samantha

phillips_21erotichaikuforsamanthacoverMichael John Phillips is one of the most enigmatic poets ever to adopt haiku as his main mode of expression. Throughout his series of half a dozen haiku chapbooks he alighted upon a single theme—female beauty, in its many manifestations—and explored it, sometimes with monotony, sometimes with flair, often with humor, but utterly unlike anyone else ever has.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.


Adoration XVII V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
Samantha’s Emot- Luv-ly Lotus li- Li, so Femme like — ah y’r soft Flamingo-feath TUCHES !!!
SAMANTHA WiLd ting, i wurship yu ’s m’ FOIST acceptur; RoSe ’f RoSe, ROSE !!!
Samantha as Goil BEATITUDE Beaut, y’ buoy dis Bopper t’ y’ — beatitude BEAUT !!!
ATTIRE III Bl’ck Cyr WEB nyl’n, Rio silky string BiKiN — Sex tog Nirvana !
fur Samanth red, black butterflies green, maroon, blue butterflies turquoise butterflies

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  1. Lovely in spirit.
    And says things Shakespeare’s sonnets never could, such as ‘sex tog nirvana’ and ‘beatitude BEAUT !!!’

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