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Six Sonnets in Search of the Ideal Feminine

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Lou Andreas-Salome, with whip, and her two suitors, Paul Ree and Friedrich Nietzsche (1882)
Lou Andreas-Salome, with whip, and her two suitors, Paul Ree and Friedrich Nietzsche (1882)
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O, it's all been confusing since Eden on --

lonely Adam wanting what his Father had:

Sophia in his arms. Saying, Look, Dad,

Are you done with that dumpling? Eve was born,

a spare rib for the ages, and saucy

insouciance that drove fallen Satan wild,

and he went all dicky Tao when she smiled!

An apple? No, Martini and Rossi!

Fig leaves, Exile, goodbye gay eternity

and nine months later Original Sin:

swarthy Cain with devilish eyes checked in,

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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Australia. His poetry, commentary, and reviews have appeared in publications in Oceania, Europe and the USA, such as Cordite, Morning Star, Hanging (more...)

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