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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
 
IV. Les motifs d’amour
By Harold Greenthal
 
(From the French of Tristan Klingsor, 1921)

I LOVED the first for her supple, cat-like body in its green robe;
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  The second, for her mouth, delicately shaded with rouge, like a strange flower in bloom;  2
  The third, for her hair, starred with precious stones and damp with all the perfumes of Arabia;  3
  And you, ravishing Zuleika, who smile so prettily, for your eyes, pure as painted porcelain.  4
 
 
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