Happy Valentine’s Day!

A modernist poem for the occasion, from Mina Loy:

Pig Cupid

Spawn   of   Fantasies
Silting the appraisable
Pig Cupid    his rosy snout
Rooting   erotic   garbage
“Once upon a time”
Pulls a weed   white star-topped
Among wild oats sown in mucous-membrane

I would   an   eye in a Bengal lightmina_loy_1
Eternity in a sky-rocket
Constellations in an ocean
Whose rivers run no fresher
Than   a   trickle of saliva

These are suspect places

I must live in my lantern
Virginal   to the bellows
Of Experience

                  Coloured   glass

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