Friday, July 9, 2010
Hot sensual action
There are those of us who feel faint at the sight of fair skin, rosy lips, a bit of a curl at the temple, and a dreamy far-off look. For those, there is Keats.
Any man who could write like this:
Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art—
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night,
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like Nature’s patient sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors—
No—yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever—or else swoon to death.
And look like that. Well. You're welcome.