In high school, I began collecting poetry in a battered notebook. As such, it reflected my somewhat juvenile tastes--a tendency to rude humor, sarcasm, bawdy verse, and occasional lapses into sentimentality. I continued collecting, in a desultory fashion, to this day. Although begun by a child, this is an anthology for adults. Consider yourself warned. Remember that the "F" word will appear, particularly in war and love poetry, and that poets in the 1600's were as bawdy-minded as performers today.
Updated 2/20/07 ("Life" section).
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LOVE AND LUST
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