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Why am I thinking cockroaches?

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Someone help me here… what does this MEAN???  I mean, I like it, but WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Cupid’s Darts, Which Are A Growing Menace To The Public

By Unknown


Do not worry if I scurry from the grill room in a hurry,
Dropping hastily my curry and retiring into balk;
Do not let it cause you wonder if, by some mischance or blunder,
We encounter on the Underground and I get out and walk.

If I double as a cub’ll when you meet him in the stubble,
Do not think I am in trouble or attempt to make a fuss;
Do not judge me melancholy or attribute it to folly
If I leave the Metropolitan and travel ‘n a bus.

Do not quiet your anxiety by giving me a diet,
Or by base resort to vi et armis fold me to your arms,
And let no suspicious tremor violate your wonted phlegm or
Any fear that Harold’s memory is faithless to your charms.

For my passion as I dash on in that disconcerting fashion
Is as ardently irrational as when we forged the link
When you gave your little hand away to me, my own Amanda
As we sat ‘n the veranda till the stars began to wink.

And I am in such a famine when your beauty I examine
That it lures me as the jam invites a hungry little brat;
But I fancy that, at any rate, I’d rather waste a penny
Then be spitted by the many pins that bristle from your hat.

Unknown.

Wanted: Language

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Wanted: poetry and cool/interesting/mindblowing prose.  Public domain.  I’m getting lazy. Actually, I’m getting tired of poring through collections of Victorian Poetry and all the Thou’s and Thee’s and Thy’s.  The way I’ve been doing this is bass-ackwards, and is causing me terrible aggida. (BTW, don’t look up the spelling of “aggida” on google… not worth it.  Trust me.  Just like looking up “magic underwear” on Ebay. Don’t.)  I’m more of a visual artist that likes unique turns of phrase.  I have a harder time finding good turns of phrase from which to start thinking of a visual interpretation.  So, bass-ackwards means that I have an image in mind, and THEN I have to try and find text that fits, or speaks to the image.  Yeah, not so much for me.  I have the attention span of a goldfi-