Erotic Friday: Sexy Sonnets

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Hey, guys. Now this one I know you know, because of the first line alone.  This was the gateway classic to get me involved in the classics.  Enjoy.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

Sonnet 130

My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;

Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;

If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;

If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.

I have seen roses damasked, red and white,

But no such roses see I in her cheeks,

And in some perfumes is there more delight

Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.

I love to hear her speak, yet well I know

That music hath a far more pleasing sound.

I grant I never saw a goddess go;

My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground.

And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare

As any she belied with false compare.

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