Evelyn Scott says:

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In most intimate touch we meet,
Lip to lip, Breast to breast,
Sweet.
Suddenly we draw apart
And start.
Like strangers surprised at a road’s turning
We see, I, the naked you;
You, the naked me.
There was something of neither of us
That covered the hours,
And we have only touched each other’s bodies
Through veils of flowers.
But let us smile kindly,
Like those already dead,
On the warm flesh
And the marriage bed.

Kate Chopin says:

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” She felt like a chess player who,
by the clever handling of his pieces,
sees the game taking the course intended.

Her eyes were bright and tender
with a smile as they glanced up into his;
and her lips looked hungry for the kiss which they invited. “

Blanche Wagstaff says:

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“If I think of you,
I quiver from head to foot.

If I think of you
tears flood my eyes.

If I pass you my heart quickens
to suffocation
and the blood seems to leave my body.

If I look into your eyes
a sudden fire burns in my veins.

If I touch you
I am as one possessed with madness;
my arms tremble and
my limbs totter beneath me.

To love you is to suffer
the pangs of an intolerable agony.”

Kate Chopin says:

chopin” She felt like a chess player who,
by the clever handling of his pieces,
sees the game taking the course intended.

Her eyes were bright and tender
with a smile as they glanced up into his;
and her lips looked hungry
for the kiss which they invited. “