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Unread 05-05-2018, 01:15 AM
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Brian, you're a gem. I am in awe and a-giggle.

I hope you have not scandalised your good lady with this naughty bagatelle. Or at least not as much as you have amused me.

I'll add that I have also translated the original "properly" under the title "Return of the Diplomat". I like old Joachim.

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Unread 05-05-2018, 06:24 AM
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This all began on Aaron's "Corinna" thread on GT. Here is the poem I mentioned thereon...

From the Heart

Corinna’s reply to the Earl of Rochester*

Small liberties, if they be deftly taken,
Do such extreme of sweet delight awaken
That they do put to shame the greater act
As doth the poet’s touch the unvarnished fact.
The meeting of like minds may thus discover
The bliss of bodies that amuse each other
And with compassion and good humour see
The simpler pleasures of maturity –
Of him who orchestrates his admiration
Without the urgency of procreation;
Of her whose greatest joy is to express
Desire’s strength through wisdom’s gentleness.
For them, the re-enactment of convention
Is sweetly spiced with exquisite invention
And while hot youth with ramrod haste discovers
The fleeting pleasure of more ardent lovers,
To me it seems the less insistent part
Doth move the swifter to engage my heart.

*After his poem “The Imperfect Enjoyment” (the one Johnny Depp quotes from in The Libertine).
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Default For Perry. by way of explanation...


I am a metre-wanker and
My head is full of sums.
I work alone with what’s my own
And tweak it till it comes.

It seldom happens straight away
But I can give it time.
I lubricate and titillate
With assonance and rhyme.

I pander to my passion for
Felicity of diction,
Which I believe I can achieve
By gentle, rhythmic friction.

At first I feel it firming up,
Then it will sigh and soften.
I know each stage from urge to page
Because I do it often.

With optimistic tinkering
And educated guess
I take the thing and make it sing
A self-complacent “Yesssss!”
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You are quite simply brilliant, Ann and far away in Italy I am laughing... gently laughing.
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Unread 07-01-2018, 08:53 PM
Aaron Poochigian Aaron Poochigian is offline
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Public Ejaculation: A Reverdie

I remember
how my member
felt like lumber
in December,
but it's spring now.
Cocks are crowing.
has started growing.
Goats are rutting;
rams are butting;
doves are cooing
while they're screwing,
and I want to
be doing it, too
the devil in my pants
"revel and dance!"

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