February 8, 2013

Writing Exercise - Septolet

On a monthly basis, The Erotica Readers & Writers Association Blog offers an exercise or challenge to provoke writers to try new forms of expression. I did one of these a while ago, back here, and now have tried the current suggestion, the Septolet.


eyes closed
listening to her breathing

sensing her effort
against the bindings


lying quietly
on the couch
her below

arm dangling
tracing her stomach
muscles flexing

Go and visit their site, and learn about this alternative style and give it a try, The Erotic Readers and Writers Association - septolet

If you decide to give it a try, please think to leave a link below in the comments so we might all enjoy it.


  1. You express the the mood and feeling so well, in so few words, that I can picture it, I can feel it.

  2. And...I'm completely sincere when I say I am in awe of your ability to ellicit feelings out of your readers, with very spare and elegant language.

  3. You so rarely write anything here. When you do, I'm always delighted!

    Thanks for the post.

  4. I really like this kind of poetry and I love the two you've written here. I may have to try my hand at it too.

  5. "laying quietly
    on the couch"
    Sorry, but bad grammar ruins the effect. Correct English is "lying on the couch".

  6. and I still love "Feeling" even all these months later :) Can you see me now?