Introduction to Passion
What is Passion? Dictionary.com has this to say:
1. any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
2. strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor.
3. strong sexual desire; lust.
4. an instance or experience of strong love or sexual desire.
5. a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire.
6. a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything:
“a passion for music.”
7. the object of such a fondness or desire:
“Accuracy became a passion with him.”
I will add one more definition to the mix:
8. Passion; PassionPoet: a Barbadian poet, spoken word artist, blogger and author.
Robert R Gibson is a poet, spoken word artist and author.
He has had a love affair with words from the time he was a child, even sneaking away from Physical Education class to write short stories in secondary school. Once introduced to poetry, however, his love affair grew into an insatiable passion. He wrote his first poem at 14 and has not looked back since.
He writes from a heart of intense respect for the English language. One of his oft-repeated stories is of a poem that took two years to complete because it felt “off” — and to fix it, he says he, “…jumped out of bed one night, turned the computer on, and simply changed the comma in the middle line to a semicolon… it was PERFECT.”
His poetry has taken him from merely writing to performing as a spoken word artist, with the stage name PassionPoet. Although sensuality is his main forte, in his own words he says that, “Passion isn’t always about sex.” He writes about all intense emotions: euphoric joy, crushing grief, blinding anger … and, yes, overpowering, climactic sexual experiences.
His writing and performing has gotten him national recognition. He has gained awards in the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts in his native Barbados, copping a silver medal for his poem ‘Luscious’, two bronze medals for ‘Rain’ and ‘Goblet’, and the Most Promising Poet (Adult) incentive award in 2011.
He has recently continued his evolutionary journey, adding author to his accomplishments. In February 2014 he released his first book of sensual and romantic poetry, titled, simply, “Erotic.” In December his second book of poetry, “Offering”, was released, and January 2015 saw the release of Erotic’s sequel, called “Seduction.”
Here is an excerpt from one of his pieces, Immeasurable:
My love is immeasurable
Like if I tried to count exactly how many grains of sand
Were on Accra Beach at 1 in the morning on Tuesday night
Or what exactly is the weight of a heart made heavy with missing you….
Immeasurable like the exact distance apart lust is from like is from love on the emotional scale
Or the speed of which my heart escalates when my thoughts oscillate around you
Or the strength of concentration it takes to control the penetration of
Your mind with my words
I want to make love with my voice
Not make you feel like a used whore
Emotionally raped by a wham bam thank you ma’am conversation.
My love is immeasurable
Like the exact span of the universe I fall into when we kiss
Or exactly how many seconds I have to miss the beating of my heart
Before I have to break the link with your lips
to make sure I can continue living.
To find out more about Passion, to read his blog or purchase his books check him out at http://www.PassionPoet.com