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Rickard A. Parker wrote:
>Nancy Gish wrote:
>>I did explain. See the poems I noted. I will be glad to quote them
>>and add a definition of "perverse" if you wish. By any standard, a
>>poem about strangling a woman and sleeping with her is "perverse." So
>>is a poem about Sweeney after sex, with an epileptic straining on the
>>bed while he ignores her. So is a poem about imagining oneself a
>>young girl raped by an old man in a forest and also imagining oneself
>>as the old man. I can give a long list if you like.
>Romeo, grand sérieux, to importune
>Guitar and hat in hand, beside the gate
>With Juliet, in the usual debate
>Of love, beneath a bored but courteous moon;
>The conversation failing, strikes some tune
>Banal, and out of pity for their fate
>Behind the wall I have some servant wait,
>Stab, and the lady sinks into a swoon.
>Blood looks effective on the moonlit ground--
>The hero smiles; in my best mode oblique
>Rolls toward the moon a frenzied eye profound,
>(No need of "Love forever?"--"Love next week?")
>While female readers all in tears are drowned:--
>"The perfect climax all true lovers seek!"
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