Gasp ~ Senryū

Hard heat from behind

Ready to take you deep now

Make me gasp for air



~ Emily Clapper






She wasn’t your typical girl,
her spirit unchained…
he followed her
believing she knew the way

What he didn’t know
was she had no map
instinct, her guide
yet he trusted every step

And somehow
she brought him there
to lands unseen
worlds beyond despair

No doubt between
his heart and hers
just understanding
that only now matters

A free spirit unfettered
by expectations
that caged the rest

…but he knew better

than to not follow

when she walked past

~ Emily Clapper, 7.27.16


speaking, licking
standing at shoreline
smiling serenely
at you, your laugh, mine
feet tickling sands’ tune
I was saying something
and then suddenly,

I was not

your hand stopped
me, spinning me near
planted one deep
shut me up clear
there was no question
our meeting here
our two galaxies
colliding in one
beginning with tongues
tasting delving 
with tender sweeps
inhaling my needs

all fears recede

atoms merging
magnetic connection
inner universes’ align
lost sense of time
all existence existed
all moments in one


in one 



and you…

caught me

~ Emily Clapper



Body lit up white-flame fire
heat rises off melting floor
every vein charged electric
shooting your drug to my bursting core
palpitating pulsating pounding a beat
swelling to elevating heights
above where prying eyes can see
leaving earth out of drifting sight
throwing my flushed head back
filling lungs with your sacred scent
seeing nothing truly exists except

this one, sweet, orgasmic moment

of pure pleasure
the merging of us
your energy sending
me through the multiverse
riding gravitational waves
to worlds unknown
to lightyears far beyond
what’s been written in tomes
past and future colliding
no sense of time
savoring here

the sublime


“Burst” ~ AUDIO voice recording on Soundcloud!


~ by Emily Clapper


Dragon Domain

Pelting rain
fierce unrelenting winds
jagged mountain range peaks
carving out the sky sliced through
clouds above roiling in the stew
a mix of green gray blue
electric lightning, too
ominous omens
power of Zeus speaks
for us to listen on this path
our meekness melts in the pelts
exposing our strength through the weak
bones poking out, our muscles deplete
from weeks of traversing curves
and heights, feet bandaged
gauze breakdown
but on we must
we carry this egg, its speckled shell
our goal to deliver to the cave on the hill
the sling we made, we share the burden
traipsing through all manners
of terrain for the cause
for the birth
of this land’s protector
must be assured, the mother dragon awaits
its young returned, taken back from thieves
for their own glory, to use for war
little did they know our fight
would tear them down
in the dark night

Spying our x-marks the spot
we gently unroll the egg toward her nest
giant eyes alight at the sight of her baby back
and her beak, it did tap that shell until subtle crack
with a poke and a wiggle, out he came
scales of iridescent blues, purples
shimmering in dim dusk light
and a stretch of the wings
set him off into flight

over his domain

dragon sight


the night


~ Emily Clapper



This was a poem request from Taruna at Rhythm and the Dancer for “dragon” during my last open topic request session. She was inspired by my poem on castles “Moors & Moats.” It got lost in the shuffle, so I wanted to get it done for her now. 🙂 I love fantasy, and I wanted to write a mini-story.  I hope you like it, Taruna!

Check out her page for her amazing talent. 🙂




Got this handy little alert yesterday announcing I’d reached 500 posts since the end of February here on WordPress…roughly in the space of 5 months.  Honestly, it shocked me.  I had no clue I’d written that much. Of course, a small percentage of those are harmonium or other personal entries, but the majority are poems.

So yeah. That’s a lot, especially considering I had maybe a dozen poems written in my life that I actually kept, and had only decided to store on WP with little to no expectation of anything coming of it.

Now look what you guys did.

For real, thanks for the support that helps keep me going, even if right now I’m fighting some personal stuff that’s keeping me less productive. I’ll get back in here more regularly when I’m healed.

Or sooner, if possible.

Much love to all.

Namaste, Em