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"Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained; and the restrainer or reason usurps and governs the unwilling."
--William Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell", plate five
Sophia and the Heathen The lover of the world, Who does stand in corner of beauty with hands that are wore and sore. She stands frustrated-- Wearing nothing at all; But wearing it so well--the naked truth. A man walks on the cold streets of time, he sees wisdom standing. The naked truth confronts him, touching him with sweetness caressing his appetite. Wide-eyed in accepting this Belladonna, as he is Tied up and twisted by knowledge. She hangs him from the rafters Of knowledge and lust. The Heathen's innocence dies.
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