Lay for the Day
month of April is named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. In
ancient Rome the early part of the month was sacred to Venus, the Romans
equivalent deity, and was a time for pranks, hilarity, cross-dressing
and the like, in honour of that goddess whom Homer calls the laughter-loving
Should naked-born desire don
Or that which turns time take the latest trim,
Lacing a bold body up in the whim
Of fashions current, gushing and frothing?
Beauty unashamed courts public loathing
Though in another morning age, less dim
With durance, to Venus Parian quim
Nothing was so well suited as nothing.
days gone. Go get your wildest show on
well step out tonight to tell the town
how we delight ourselves undressed
in each others arms were host and guest.
inspires a style bested by no one,
like that emperors, bare but for his crown.
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