Daily Archives: August 14, 2006

Pete Goes Swimming

Away over by the bluff she broke surface; they swung her out by her heels and passed her hand to hand through the sun. A beauty: pearl dead, fish eye – independent of the air. Jo Shapcott, ‘Pete Goes Swimming’ … Continue reading

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The Malay – took the Pearl –

The Malay – took the Pearl – Not – I – the Earl – I – feared the Sea – too much Unsanctified – to touch – Praying that I might be Worthy – the Destiny – The Swarthy fellow … Continue reading

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And she washed his Feet with her Tears, and wiped them with the Hairs of her Head

The proud AEgyptian Queen, her Roman Guest, (T’express her Love in Height of State, and Pleasure) With pearl dissolv’d in Gold, did feast, Both food, and Treasure. And now (dear Lord!) thy Lover, on the fair And silver Tables of … Continue reading

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