The Psychology of Explicit Composition (Part I)


I’m here to enlighten the Fantastic Fellow community today by talking about the positives and negatives of explicit connotations and themes within poetry and other books. I believe that carnal themes bring a sense of understanding to the reader along with a sense of intensity unmatched by other compositions. Through this blog post, I will create a work of poetry along with you guys! Be warned, the poem is extremely sexually graphic.

Whether hinted at or bluntly stated in the wording of the poem, innuendoes or storytelling is easy to follow along and simple to keep track of. When I was younger, I wrote hundreds of works of art in syntax format, yet nobody seemed to pay attention. I finally released a 45 page long epic to my school surrounding a group of individuals engaging in several forbidden acts with captured the utter attention of the readers and reeled them into the world that I depicted. I would post it, but it is truly saturated with cringe and a classic to those who still treasure it (Amongst the Rubble, for those who remember).

Let’s start with a storyline easily mapped out and simple to work with: a man travels into a wintry scene with the goal to perish. He wishes for his soul to ascend to the sky and to be embraced by an ethereal, angelic touch.

Once upon a nefarious time,
Whilst winter thrived on,
A filthy male pulled a crime,
With the intent to solely fawn

He trudged into the snow,
As foes around him fell,
And if he had the chance,
The violence he would quell

The will to remain warm,
Strengthened by the cloth,
Kept his sword from going brittle,
White foam at the tip as froth

Already, the innuendoes are revealing themselves as well as detailing the structure of the story within the first three verses. You see in the third the light touch of unclear references and finally ending in a more blatant one.

The one that he believed,
The girl intended for him,
A star-crossed endeavor,
A carnal-guided whim

He adjusted his blade of meat,
Glanced up to the lord,
Saw the men stumble by,
As he drew his metal sword

The ringing from the scabbard,
Alerted others to his presence,
He had drawn as a challenge,
Stimulating their auditory sense

These continued lines of the gamut of the poem lay out the story even more, providing a description of his lust for the angel whilst using a bit of well-known text from the bard, Shakespeare. The recognition of this by the reader shows that they are paying attention and following along with the story.The use of ‘stimulating’ is also thought-provoking by some.

He had traveled to the snow,
Simply to win favor,
To converse with the angel,
And taste her desired flavor

But to succeed in this path,
The opposers had to fall,
‘Twas their skin that would be cut,
But their souls were to be mauled

So in a swirling, glorious depiction,
The man twirled and slashed,
The sunlight glowed through blood,
As the steel glimmered and flashed

As scars are borne upon babbies,
His feet left marks in the snow,
Each was garnished with crimson,
Black through the eyes of a crow

Lives around him died away,
In the man’s surreal form of battle,
A shepherd making the rounds,
Slaughtering the ill-fated cattle

But finally, one grew its horns,
And charged with all its speed,
The man was impaled through his chest,
Death came to him; a well-deserved meed

A snowflake drifted past his arm,
And he dropped his tainted saber,
His eyes met his slayer’s,
Extinguished was his brazier

Past the increasing numbers of vulgar lines, symbolism comes into play. It calls the foes that the main character slays “cattle” whilst he acts as a “shepherd”. In the next quad of lines, a soldier slays him with a spear, the so-called grown “horns” of an involved cow piercing his chest. This extends the storyline, fulfilling his wish of passing away and rising to the above world. The extinguishing of his brazier represents his life being snuffed out.

But even as his tangible mind passed,
A glow began again in his embers,
Elation and excitement flooded his ghost,
And began to proliferate his member

He floated above the battlefield,
And pass the brumal sky,
A clump of falling snow,
Fell through his naked thigh

The man could feel no more,
Except for the hands beneath his back,
But suddenly he perceived more,
His eyes opened for naught but a crack

The beauty beheld him with a lustful gaze,
And he maintained one in response,
The sensuous fingers caressed his back,
His hardened stave avoided ensconce

Slowly, the man lives again, this time in a different way. His embers of life spark up and he begins to perceive the angel embracing him as his soul rises into the heaven above. The double rhyme of ‘more’ are intentional as the “Shibu Method of Poetry” does not insist on the similar-ending of lines 1 and 3. The clumsy use of the word ‘tangible’ is to provide a difference into the text from the normal smoothness.

Stay tuned for part 2, my fanciful friends! (click here)


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