(#10) Algernon Charles Swinburne: "Love and Sleep" and other poems
(#9) The author of the "Song of Songs" (aka the "Song of Solomon") from the King James Bible
(#8) Robert Herrick: "Upon Julia's Clothes," "Delight in Disorder" and "The Vine"
(#7) e. e. cummings: "may i feel said he" and other poems
(#6) W. H. Auden: "The Platonic Blow," "Lullaby" and other poems
(#5) John Donne: "To His Mistress, Going to Bed" and other poems
(#4) Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman: The virginal but fecund parents of American poetry get "down and dirty" ...
"I Sing the Body Electric," "O Hymen!" and "I Dare Not Withdraw" by Whitman
"Come Slowly, Eden" and "Wild Nights" by Dickinson
(#3) Sappho of Lesbos: "In Adoration" and other erotic poems and fragments (translated into English from the original Greek)
(#2) Ernest Dowson: "Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae" (a love poem to a prostitute, written in English despite the exotic title)
(#1) Hart Crane: "Voyages" (in my opinion both the greatest erotic poem and the greatest love poem in the English language)
High Honorable Mention: "To Earthward" and "Putting in the Seed" by Robert Frost, "First Fig" and various sizzling love sonnets by Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Arrival" by William Carlos Williams, William Shakespeare's bisexual love sonnets to a Dark Lady and a Fair Young Lord, Ambrose Phillips' stunning translation of Sappho's "In Adoration"
NOTE: John Donne was a famous preacher and the Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Robert Herrick was also an ordained minister, and the vicar of Dean Prior in Devonshire. Sappho may have been a priestess of the love goddess Aphrodite. And while we may never know the real identity of the writer of the "Song of Solomon," that sizzling bit of erotica did end up in the Bible! Thus there seems to be a very close and intimate connection between sexuality and spirituality ...