There's Nothing More

By Wendy Videlock b. 1961 Wendy Videlock
There's nothing more
erotic than

one      red

Chilean plum
slumbered in

the brown palm
of the curved   

hand of the right   
man.

Source: Poetry (January 2008).

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This poem originally appeared in the January 2008 issue of Poetry magazine

January 2008
 Wendy  Videlock

Biography

Wendy Videlock is the author of the chapbook What’s That Supposed to Mean (2010) and the full-length collections The Dark Gnu and Other Poems 7 (2013) and Nevertheless (2011). Known for poems that evoke myth, fairy tale, and the natural world, Videlock has also received praise for her deft command of meter. In an interview with the Colorado Poets Center, Videlock noted that, for her “the iamb is really just another of the many . . .

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SUBJECT Relationships, Love, Desire

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

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