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  • Posts

    • Stella Gibbons, Christmas At Cold Comfort Farm
    • For me, the naked and the nude
      (By lexicographers construed
      As synonyms that should express
      The same deficiency of dress
      Or shelter) stand as wide apart
      As love from lies, or truth from art.

      Lovers without reproach will gaze
      On bodies naked and ablaze;
      The Hippocratic eye will see
      In nakedness, anatomy;
      And naked shines the Goddess when
      She mounts her lion among men.

      The nude are bold, the nude are sly
      To hold each treasonable eye.
      While draping by a showman's trick
      Their dishabille in rhetoric,
      They grin a mock-religious grin
      Of scorn at those of naked skin.

      The naked, therefore, who compete
      Against the nude may know defeat;
      Yet when they both together tread
      The briary pastures of the dead,
      By Gorgons with long whips pursued,
      How naked go the sometimes nude!   Robert Graves - "The Naked and the Nude"
    • The Sense Of An Ending - Julian Barnes
    • Thanks, iff, is going on my list.
    •     I hope he's running around in the hot place being chased by a creature with horns and a pitchfork.
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