For Barbara, Who Said She Couldn't Visualize Two Women Together
- Wear, Delese
- Date of entry: Nov-22-1996
- Last revised: Aug-21-2006
This poem takes the form of a guided imagery, one woman talking to another about sexual love between two women. She urges the listener Barbara to picture this, nuzzle, touch, or imagine that, selecting sights and scents found in the natural world to guide this sensory projection from the known to the unknown (lilacs wet with rain, ocean foam, the feel of poppies, the smell of wild mint). The entire guided imagery is achieved without explicit sexual imagery, yet the poem is deeply sensual.
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