by Naomi Shihab Nye
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this poem?
The erotic climax of 'Famous' occurs in lines 8-9 of the poem, where an idea gets rather cuddly with a bosom. Now, usually we wouldn't consider this a particularly titillating scene, but we like the word bosom and we like to think that that idea is happy pressed up against that bosom.
And anyway, it's a lot sexier than the shuffling men who smile while crossing the street.