Squarepoetry – Abandoning Intellect

Inspired, nay, commanded by Miriam Claire (@miridunn on twitter), I’ve tried my hand at a Square Poem. Naturally, I had to make it smutty, or at least try to.

Adapted from miridun’s posterous:

The squarepoem has six lines and six words per line. You can read the lines horizontally but you can also read down the columns, starting with column 1, and the poem will read exactly the same.


Irrationally abandoning intellect letting instincts open
Abandoning wisdom in her warm thighs
Intellect in abeyance cries for reviving
Letting her cries awaken my hunger
Instincts, warm for my touch, calling
Open thighs reviving hunger, calling me

Categories: Erotic Dare, Erotica, Monocle, PoetryTags: , , ,


I am the little devil on your shoulder, stroking your neck with my tail, whispering obscenities into your ear, and looking down your blouse. One third of The Erotic Writer blog.


  1. Delirumtree

    I loved this when you posted it on twitter. With explanation of how a square poem works I’m even more astounded. Wow!

  2. Superb! I have another one ,myself! (Low on smut, sadly)

    I hear love in his voice

    Hear his words, low sweet whispers

    Love sounds like murmurs breathing softly

    In hushed songs humming close by

    His messages dancing sweetly to me

    Voice whispers softly by me tonight

  3. AtALoss

    I have never before heard of such a thing as a square poem, but I am both intrigued and impressed, as I am by all that I’ve ever found here. I’ve been following this blog for months, tho lacked the courage to comment before. Thank you for sharing- this and all of your other work.

    • Monocle

      Thank you very much. I hadn’t heard of a square poem until miridunn set out the challenge. Pretty neat stuff!
      And thank you very much for commenting. I’m glad you liked this, and the rest we’ve had to offer. It’s a big reason why we do it ‘out loud’ on the blog.

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