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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
 
Almost
By Louis Untermeyer (1885–1977)
 
(From The New Adam, 1920)

MY sweetheart has beneficent arms
  So full of tenderness and fire,
They almost cheat her other charms
  The way they rouse and still desire.
 
My sweetheart has the kindest breast,        5
  Two heavens with each a single star;
They give me everything but rest,
  So strange these rosy pillows are.
 
My sweetheart has the hungriest lips
  They seek and press unsparingly;        10
They probe until she almost slips
  Among her kisses into me.
 
My sweetheart’s body is a cry,
  A poignant and resistless call;
It almost makes me wonder why        15
  She hasn’t any mind at all.
 
 
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