May 312013

leather-and-lace-2Some say the world will end in leather,
Some say in lace.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who long for leather.
But if I had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of lust
To say that for prurience lace
Is also just
And similarly base.

(shamelessly ‘inspired’ by “Fire and Ice”)


  8 Responses to “leather and lace (terza rima)”

  1. This reminds me of that Stevie Nicks song “Leather and Lace”. I Like it!!! So, let Robert Frost spin in his grave. What the hell did he know, anyway?

    • It’s embarrassing that I have to admit this, but I had no idea that song was called “Leather and Lace.” I would have guessed it was called “Lovers Forever.” Whoops. :)

  2. No one writes in Terza Rima any more. And the Frost – brilliant!

  3. Hah! That was clever!

  4. Not so dumb then.

    Chapeau, Madame.

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