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The naked and the nude by robert graves

The Naked And The Nude - Poem by Robert Graves

Famous Poets and Poems: For me, the naked and the nude By lexicographers construed As synonyms that should express The same deficiency of dress Or shelter stand as wide apart As love from lies, or truth from art.

Lovers without reproach will gaze On bodies naked and ablaze; The Hippocratic eye will see In nakedness, anatomy; And naked shines the Goddess when She mounts her lion among men. The nude are bold, the nude are sly To hold each treasonable eye.

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While draping by a showman's trick Their dishabille in rhetoric, They grin a mock-religious grin Of scorn at those of naked skin. The naked, therefore, who compete Against the nude may know defeat; Yet when they both together tread The briary pastures of the dead, By Gorgons with long whips pursued, How naked go the sometime nude! Poems Quotes Biography Books. The Poems and Quotes on this site are the property of their respective authors.

The Naked and the Nude

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