Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A double coincidence of wants

                                                                         Attribution: Twospoonfuls
Image: The Long-awaited 1st Penguin edition of
D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover, published
Harmondsworth, England, 1960. (here)

A double coincidence of wants
To provoke a sweet relationship
It evoked the rare consequence
Of two souls raring to keep
alive a fulfilment of an emptiness
In a garden of shared sentiments
Constance's lack of intimacy in fairness
to her husband's inadequate sexual intent
While Mellor's choice to live apart
from his wife's brutish sexual nature
So the setting created the start
to the classic Lady Chatterley's Lover

The protracted legal entanglement
brought DH Lawrence into the limelight
It whipped up all the sentiments
of what constituted obscenity of write
When the courts finally reasoned
Laws of obscenity were not broken
The long-awaited unexpurgated version
then hit the stands with a loud bang
Unprintable words too acquired credence
Descriptive exploits in 'their Garden of Eden'
Thrown to the wind in throes of liberalism
Ultimately nudity was accorded its licence

For Kim's at d'Verse's Poetics  -  johnny's garden

9 comments:

  1. Sometimes intentions to ban something turns into the best of marketing doesn't it?

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  2. A little nude isn't so rude, depending on who it is I suppose lol ban something and people are interested all the more.

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  3. And then
    Victoria's
    Secret
    Garden
    became
    totAlly eXposed..
    ha.. it's alWays the
    Artists that move
    freedom
    more
    wild
    and naked
    than ever 'forE now..
    funny how stuff becomes
    more
    innocent
    when totAlly posed..
    and perhaps juSt
    the thOught oF
    iT WiLL
    muse
    a few
    more
    poetic
    leanings from me..
    as science shows now
    it is lust and a balance of
    love that is origin and core
    of all stuff productivity and creativity
    too.. sure libido.. too..
    like
    that's
    anything
    nude..;)

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  4. I think that's the first time I've ever read a book review in poetic form :-)

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  5. What Bryan said. I don't think I've ever read it.

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  6. By today's standards, it now seems sweetly romantic and rather tame. :)

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  7. I can well remember when that book was piblished here,
    Mouch controversary at the time. I of course bought it.....my mother wasn't too pleased.
    Great post Hank, sorry for the lateness commenting.
    Yvonne.

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  8. Well done, Hank, for taking a great angle on the garden prompt! I really enjoy Lawrence's writing, have been a fan since I was a teenager, indulging myself in his very light erotica, thinking I was being so daring - it's tame by today's standards. I too have never read a book review in poetic form - great stuff!

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