Thursday, December 13, 2012
Conversation with a Book; Touch and Moonlight, Chad Repko
Chad Repko is the author of 'Touch and Moonlight: A collection of romantic poetry.' Today he joins us for a conversation about romance and writing.
In a relationship how does romance affect the eb and flow?
I believe romance is at the center of the eb and flow. Like a tennis match the gravity of the ball (let's say passion) is tossed from partner to partner. Getting the ball to keep moving is the tough part.
In this current culture are we moving more towards romantic sexual wanting or moving further from it?
I believe that the current culture as taken a turn away from romance. Now romance is not to say cards and flowers, but rather an individual compassion or passion for the loved one that would uplift the spirits and help the relationship grow. Romance is very personal to each person, so there is no one thing. It can be as little as having an inside joke from your favorite TV show that you watch with your partner. With that being said, I think that culture tends to think of romance in big dollar terms. When secretly we all know and long for the simple fun stuff.
Is being turned on and creativity the same thing?
To me, there is no difference at all. Being turned on fuels creativity and creativity fuels being turned on. The excitement and creation of something beautiful. Now my book is mostly poems that deal with sexual passion and there is so much creativity in sexual activity. The norm usually isn't much of a turn on.
How often do we thing about 'Passion' in our relationships?
This is one thing I ask everyone couple that I know. Yes, we know you are together because of passion, but how often is it actually discussed. After hours of work, taking care of children, cleaning up, having to get up early for work again, how often do we turn to each and discuss what we are passionate about? And what are each of us doing to draw that passion out of our partner so it could be used in an energetic way. Sexually or spirituality? I think that is an important question for every couple or relationship.
Candle light night
under the shadows
as the skin starts to arouse
a gift of the darkness
as my fingers start to browse
a heated confession
with wondrous redemption
a lick of the wet cavern
as we expand our perception
a slide of the weather
as we call on the savior
the fire goes deeper
as we explore our behavior
a dripping of candle wax
and sweating to the survival
as I try everything I know
to attend to your wild arrival
The night can take it's meaning
from the sounds of our pleasure
as my hands run down your back
and tongue twists in your treasure
let the red light be our compass
to hell with the world so dry
we can exercise out those demons
and watch time go by
i caress your thigh
and get lost in your eyes
reacting to your reply
letting the wicked world pass by
as candle light lit the dark hours
we realized our powers
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