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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
Emotional, XIX
By Michael Strange (Blanche Oelrichs) (1890–1950)
(From Resurrecting Life, 1921)

I AM resting by the edge of the sea—
But in my arm is a curve imperceptible
For the weight of your head—lover—comrade—
My feet are damp with the vigorous jet of the sea—
My body is splashed in a sudden pour of sunlight        5
Spreading down now in widening—blazing torrents—
From behind the pushed-away clouds—
Yet I long to be chilled—warmed—and surpassing these—
And by our limbs co-mingling lover—comrade.

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