Thursday, December 31, 2015

RING IN THE NEW YEAR

"Only connect...."
—E. M. Forster

Gustav Manz design for Diana ring mounting, 18K
Sold to George Bell, December 1919
Winterthur Museum Archive

       

NEW YEAR'S EVE
By D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930)

[From Look! We Have Come Through! 1918]

THERE are only two things now,

The great black night scooped out

And this fire-glow.


This fire-glow, the core,

And we the two ripe pips

That are held in store.


Listen, the darkness rings

As it circulates round our fire.

Take off your things.


Your shoulders, your bruised throat!
        
Your breasts, your nakedness!

This fiery coat!


As the darkness flickers and dips,

As the firelight falls and leaps

From your feet to your lips!

T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious 
Amatory Verse.  1921–22.

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