the insatiable hunger of I
that strange desire that beast hast for beast come come in this mire and lips to lips do suck and teeth to teeth do clash that senses reel in rapturous o’er load oh “to burn always with this hard gemlike flame to maintain this ecstasy” as thee kiss I in this fetid tomb of malformed growths that reek of decay and pestilence oh come and place thy eyes next to mine that in them canst see I the bright beauty that be I that bright beauty flesh pallid ast sayeth the poet
“Mottled and moist as a cold toads skin
Lustrous and leper-white splendid and splay”
ah the beauty of the “repulsive and insolent”
the beauty of this pallid flesh white like some languid lank lily starved of aurified light waxen hued this pallid flesh of I be devoured with a “beautiful and interesting disease.”

Title Beauty and the Beast
Lord Henry
poem by c dean
Author Dean, Colin Leslie
Published Gamahucher Press, West Geelong, Vic, 2015
Pages 23
Subject Poetry
ISBN 9781876347058



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