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The Ghost in the Puddle

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Running past A slim swift figure Vibrant in blue striped shirt And red moccasins All trim thighs and short skirt An influx of unconscious content Palely shining in the half-light With an uncomfortable fixity And a far from encouraging look … Continue reading

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Peak

Obviously all female, she smiled to herself. She’d get his eyes to look at her body. Do you like me? I mean the way I look. The way I’m built. Do you like girls with breasts like mine. Big ones, … Continue reading

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The Townley Venus

Roman; 1stC-2ndC; Ostia The British Museum Kypris keeps this spot. She loves to be here, Always looking out From the land over The brilliant sea. She Brings the sailors good Voyage, and the sea Quivers in awe of Her gleaming … Continue reading

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Figure of Isis-Aphrodite

Period: Roman Period Date: 2nd century A.D. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Terracotta painted brown, black, red, and pink on white engobe The Met

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Marble relief with a dancing maenad

Adaptation of work attributed to Kallimachos Period: Early Imperial, Augustan Date: ca. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14 Culture: Roman Medium: Marble, Pentelic The Met

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Mrs. Abraham Crouch (Sophia Jane Withers)

Artist: Unknown American Date: ca. 1805 Medium: watercolor The young wife of Abraham Crouch, Sophia died at age twenty-one and is buried in St. Philip’s churchyard. The portrait was probably painted ca. 1805 when Sophia was in her teens. Gibbes … Continue reading

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The Blue Dress Address

The blue dress address Scripted across you   Neck line edge Cut low drawn From a sapphire sheath   Hem line detailing A body recovered From an azure fuselage   A biped embedded In high heels A curvilinear graduated Cylinder … Continue reading

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Do you remember the day a bee fell in the fire It was don’t you remember the end of summer — Guillaume Apollinaire

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The Benghazi Venus

Aphrodite Anadyomene type but cut off (deliberately made this way) at upper thighs Graeco-Roman Provenience: Libya, Benghazi (uncertain) Period: Hellenistic Period Date Made: 150-100 BC Penn Museum

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