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Nigel Roberts  

All Together Now: A Digital Bridge for Auckland and Sydney             


       Art  History

                                She&   I

                                              are briefly modest

               that is , we  undress

                                               as if reserved

               or  comply with, some local protocol

  cool&  little display

                by one - for one - that one will bed

                                 I had  come

                                                 on  her invitation

                to drop  around,&  get it,  on -


                                   i’m not quite ready  to


                I turn&  see

                                 her form explained

                                                       by art
  history –

              by  Caravaggio’s hard light

                                                  from  a  single

              which, on our  left

                                      horizontally rakes


              &  the  suspected attitude

                                                of her breasts,
  confirm –

                                             &  ;

                            I am left hard

                                                by this


                                 -  a  boy, again

                                                      seeking womens
  naked form

                  where it  was  to be  found -

                                       in books -   my parents

                         Treasures of the Prado&   the Louvre

            in  which, arts holy pinups

                                              the  majas, madonnas

                          &   various  whores

              symbolised  something,&  displayed



                                        for  her&   this night

            &   that perving boy

                                       I make  this poem

  salute  Art History

                        More  sex in art / more  art  in sex.

  Writing  is not writing , it is  waiting  for the  angel telegram
  You cant  force  it you cant  hurry it   along

©Nigel Roberts