14 March 2014

Rose Of Jericho


I pushed her buttons

And she opened up like a flower

What’s that the image of?

An unfolding fleshy flower

The sacred rose of Jericho

Tattooed to my ribs

The five wounds of Christ

The seven veils of wisdom

The smiling secret ciphers

Signalled between a lover’s lips

Behind closed doors

Between the sheets

Beneath the heaving flesh

Sliding – rolling on the mattress

Pressed against her bosom

Jammed between her thighs

Inside her velvet prison

My walls come tumbling down

But just in the moment



  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Kt - so glad you enjoyed

  2. Peaceful Flower14 March 2014 at 14:26

    Sexy!! love it, great writing!! Peace

  3. It's a lovely deep poem as for the 7 veils of wisdom and the sacred rose of Jericho I am reminded of the walls of Jericho falling down ..,the. War is won and the rose being tattoed...anyway it's fake...
    So finally wisdom wins...yes and it seems camouflaged in sexiness...
    What a poem !

    1. A Rose of Jericho is a once popular tattoo of a rose which conceals in its petals the image of female genitalia. Of course I thought also about Jericho crumbling in the bible. Thank you Gloria.

  4. Wonderful, John!