LUST POEMS

Lust
There is a dark sound
Which grows on the hill
You turn from the light
Which lights the black wall.
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Harold Pinter
In Piccadi
Lamp-lit faces, to you
What is your starry dew ?
Gold flowers of the night blue !

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Isaac Rosenberg
Life And Death
This world is driven by two contending powers--
Love, that coerceth Heaven to dwell with dust,
And that dire pledge of Hell's self-perjured Lust--
And as we list must Heaven and Hell be ours.
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William Baylebridge
The Deep Song
From deep night I was released.

My soul is astonished in immortality,

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Georg Trakl
Ch 05 On Love And Youth Story 12
One of the ullemma had been asked that, supposing one sits with a moon-faced beauty in a private apartment, the doors being closed, companions asleep, passion inflamed, and lust raging, as the Arab says, the date is ripe and its guardian not forbidding, whether he thought the power of abstinence would cause the man to remain in safety. He replied: â??If he remains in safety from the moon-faced one, he will not remain safe from evil speakers.â??

If a man escapes from his own bad lust
He will not escape from the bad suspicions of accusers.
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Saadi Shirazi
Sonnet Cxxix
The expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action; and till action, lust
Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust,
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William Shakespeare
The Influence Of Lust
With padded feet from out his own dark den
Comes smiling Lust, once fair and hard to
please,
But now long overworked with dabbling men,
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Leon Gellert
Sonnets Xix
TH' expense of Spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action; and till action, lust
Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust;
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William Shakespeare
Sonnet 129: Th' Expense Of Spirit In A Waste Of Shame
Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action; and, till action, lust
Is perjured, murderous, bloody full of blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust,
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William Shakespeare
Sonnet 129: Th’ Expense Of Spirit In A Waste Of Shame
Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action; and, till action, lust
Is perjured, murderous, bloody full of blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust,
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William Shakespeare
The Daughter Of Herodias
Matthew xiv 6-11

Vain, sinful art! who first did fit
Thy lewd loathed motions unto sounds,
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Henry Vaughan
Sexual Soup
A man so sick that the sexual soup
cannot save him -

the chicken soup of sex
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Erica Jong
The Spur
You think it horrible that lust and rage
Should dance attention upon my old age;
They were not such a plague when I was young;
What else have I to spur me into song?
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William Butler Yeats
Our Country
God grant that we shall never see
Our country slave to lust and greed;
God grant that here all men shall be
United by a common creed.
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Edgar Albert Guest
The Glance
Cold Virtue guard me, or I shall endure
From the next glance a double calenture
Of fire and lust! Two flames, two Semeles,
Dwell in those eyes, whose looser glowing rays
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Francis Beaumont
Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 39
Intellect may become captive to lust like a weak man in the hands of an artful woman.

Bid farewell to pleasure in a house
Where the shouting of a woman is loud.
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Saadi Shirazi
Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 39
Intellect may become captive to lust like a weak man in the hands of an artful woman.

Bid farewell to pleasure in a house
Where the shouting of a woman is loud.
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Saadi Shirazi
Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 39
Intellect may become captive to lust like a weak man in the hands of an artful woman.

Bid farewell to pleasure in a house
Where the shouting of a woman is loud.
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Saadi Shirazi
A Losing Battle
How can my love hold him when the other
Flaunts a gaudy lust and is lioness
To his beast? Men are worthless, to trap them
Use the cheapest bait of all, but never
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Kamala Das
The Cornfields
The cornfields rise above mankind,
Lifting white torches to the blue,
Each season not ashamed to be
Magnificently decked for you.
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Vachel Lindsay

New Poems