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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
 
VI. Le Cadi Perclus
By Harold Greenthal
 
(From the French of Tristan Klingsor, 1921)

O VENERABLE Cadi,
Nothing now remains
Of your voluptuous vigor
Of yesterday.
Your poor heart is cold,        5
Your body is crippled,
Your face is seamed with wrinkles
And Love has strung bulging pouches
Under your eyes.
 
Your sex, which hangs pendant        10
At the base of your belly,
Is like a soft banana of Ispahan
Between two shriveled oranges
From Damas.
 
 
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