Saturday 3 February 2024

Sic transit Gloria Swanson et Diana Dors



There is a short poem I like by Matthew Prior, called The Lady Who Offers Her Looking-Glass to Venus:

Venus, take my votive glass;
Since I am not what I was,
What from this day I shall be, 
Venus, let me never see.

When I read Prior in my teens that seemed pretty but now I understand much more. 

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