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To the Fair Clorinda by Aphra Behn

Fair lovely Maid, or if that Title be Too weak, too Feminine for Nobler thee, Permit a Name that more Approaches Truth: And let me call thee, Lovely Charming Youth. This last will justifie my soft complainte, While that may … Continue reading

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Lovesong by Ted Hughes

He loved her and she loved him. His kisses sucked out her whole past and future or tried to He had no other appetite She bit him she gnawed him she sucked She wanted him complete inside her Safe and … Continue reading

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A True Maid by Matthew Prior

No, no; for my virginity, When I lose that, says Rose, I’ll die: Behind the elms, last night, cried Dick, Rose, were you not extremely sick? Matthew Prior 1664–1721

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Batter My Heart by John Donne

Holy Sonnet XIV Batter my heart, three-person’d God; for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise, and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend Your force, to break, blow, burn, and make me new. … Continue reading

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A Rapture by Thomas Carew

I will enjoy thee now, my Celia, come, And fly with me to Love’s Elysium. The giant, Honour, that keeps cowards out, Is but a masquer, and the servile rout Of baser subjects only bend in vain To the vast … Continue reading

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The Sick Rose by William Blake

O Rose thou art sick. The invisible worm, That flies in the night In the howling storm: Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy: And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy. William Blake Recommended further reading: Literary … Continue reading

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The Sun Rising by John Donne

Busy old fool, unruly sun, Why dost thou thus, Through windows, and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers’ seasons run? Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide Late school boys and sour prentices, Go tell court huntsmen that … Continue reading

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