This blog ran for more than two years with no graphics--and it received about 50 page views. I was advised to add graphics; after seeing the huge public that followed blogs dedicated to homoerotic images, I decided to use that kind. The result was a dramatically increased number of monthly page views, and the number has remained fairly steady. Most of the images were found on the internet; although they are assumed to be in the public domain, they are identified as far as possible. They are exhibited under the Fair Use protections of United States copyright law: their function is simply to attract readers to the poems--I receive no economic benefit from them or from the blog. Nevertheless, they will be removed if they are copyrighted and the owner so desires.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


You lounged in the doorway, shirtless
Against the blistered blue paint.
Light curved around your torso,
Sculpting the biceps that muscled your pecs and      
Kissing the strawberry stains of your nipples, and   
Rippled down the dimpled ridges of your abs, and 
And I looked up and saw
Your hair the color of sunlight,
Your eyes the color of rain.

First photo from artistryofmale.blogspot.com, 18 March 2012
Second photo from