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You know how Utamaro's beauties sought
The end of love in their all-speaking braids.
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If men at forty will be painting lakes
The ephemeral blues must merge for them in one,
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"Mother of heaven, regina of the clouds,
O sceptre of the sun, crown of the moon,
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Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.
If sex were all, then every trembling hand
Could make us squeak, like dolls, the wished-for words.
The honey of heaven may or may not come,
But that of earth both comes and goes at once.
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