PRIAPUS’ ADMISSION by Craig Kurtz

September 10, 2017

Bosoms, bellies, quim and bum —
where do these ribald terms come from?;
aye, bubbies, navels, underpants —
how are gents so expert bechance?;
are men forever swiving maids,
or idling fanfaronades?;
are dudes out wenching flagante,
or gasconading vapidly?;
it might appear each minute of
our days and nights are doing love;
at least locution would suggest
most of our weeks are spent undressed;
is fortune really such a bawd,
or is this mere rodomontade?;
it seems men, judging by their text,
are always jolly having sex;
most lusty scholars, as a rule,
have ample tales told out of school;
but, as I know, by my own cock,
most carnal knowledge is just talk.

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Finding the 21st century démodé, Craig Kurtz versifies Restoration and Shakespeare’s plays, illustrated by Anni Wilson. Excerpts appear in Crannóg, Orbis and Penn Review. Visit http://antickcomedies.blogspot.com/ for particulars. 

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