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Post coitum omne animal triste est, sive gallus et mulier

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Post coitum omne animal triste est, sive gallus et mulier

Post coitum omne animal triste est, 

             sive gallus et mulier*

 

Yes, no cockerel who rules the cackling roost

   Will stomach slander from Latin master;

But who will stand aside and let the ghost

   Of hints slur old motherhood’s register.

Manhood must of needs hang its head in pain

   After all the sweat and toil in loins of love;

After millions of squiggly soldiers in vain

   Drop their lean tails at the egg wall alcove.

Only the fool who dares call woman’s bluff

   Shall learn hard way positions in bedstead;

Virile pride will sink in the depths of fluff

   While smooth gym-trained muscles rage instead.

   As they say hereabouts sur le vieil Continent

   La différence, Mon Sieur: lip’s shade content.

 

·     * “After the sexual encounter every animal is
grief-stricken,
excepting the cock and the woman.”

 

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2005-2012. From the collection:

Poems Omega Plus, 2005. Rev. 2012.

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  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:02:00 PM
    Nice to read your write WARM on this chilly afternoon. A most excellent modern sonnet..how about writing me a Rondelet for my 7 line contest? Light & Love

    Wignesan Avatar T Wignesan
    Date: 12/10/2012 2:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry, Debbie. I didn't see that you mentioned seven lines, so a "rondelet". Just that I was caught up with "round" for "ronde" in French (among other synonyms), though "roundlet", as you certainly are aware, could be "rondeau", "rondel" or even "villanelle". Thanks for the invitation, I have already entered the contest just to please you. Every good wish. Wignesan
    Wignesan Avatar T Wignesan
    Date: 12/9/2012 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Debbie ! Greetings from shiver-my-timbers Paris. Your comment has warmed up at least the quarter (quartier) I "live" in - if I can call it that ! You're far too kind, and even more so in wanting me to take part in your contest. I will, but, if by mistake it wins a prize, please give it to someone else. Just to be sure: Rondelet or Roundlet? Very many thanks. Every good wish. Wignesan