Desire is the emotion that sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. We are ruled by it, yet, ironically, it's that irrational appetite for anything from an ice cream to an empire to a fellow human being, that has led us to becoming the masters of our small part of the universe. We humans are driven mad by desire, made sick with it, commit our worst crimes in its name and yet, when our desire is sated, we experience happiness like no other creature. Consumed with desire we are at our most human and least predictable. It's a constant battle between the darkness and the light, which only ends in some form of consummation. Mariella Frostrup


There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries. Sophocles

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Original Unknown Girl Poems

(o) Water Always Finds Water (A Slippery Tale)

She asked her a few questions
Shuffled the cards
Laid out the deck before her
“Pick a few won’t you? ”... more »

! Dirty Love* (Hannah Cullwick & Arthur Munby)

Oh, I would lick your boots sweet Sir!
Having toiled the whole day through
Whilst sweat would mingle in my hair
I know it’s this that does for you... more »

# I Will Haunt You (Repost By Request)

I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS
EACH TIME YOU CATCH A WISP OF AUBURN HAIR
BLOWING IN THE WIND
IT WILL TAKE YOU BACK TO PROMENADES... more »

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Comments about Original Unknown Girl

A fan Of your words 29 Jan 2019 11:47
UG, could you please repost “I will haunt you”? Like Larkin just before dawn, the words bring the melancholy to the fringes of my curtain edges. I can almost recite by heart but alas have lost my copy of your published version. I hope you can see your way to indulge an old fan of your work.
Jim Hogg 06 Jan 2012 01:01
Wickedness has been eschewed - Goodness, mercy both approved - The paths of righteousness enthused Ditch high heels, and buy flat shoes Flirting rejected, so please excuse Ethical texts, lets all peruse Erotica sadly you refuse Thoughtfulness you have diffused HG's passions now defused Poetic annihilation ensues? Change of tone here makes the news Change of heart is yours to choose Muse abandoned, and not amused? Purer paths - down Humber cruise? All those verses - paid your dues Sunshine beckons, no more blues But this is serious - don't confuse These wise words I can't refuse I get your point, it's not abstruse It's in the language that you use Measured, balanced, sense suffused But all the same you've lit the fuse Hush of whisper round the pews 'She's settling now for calmer views! ' This clearly is no cunning ruse A curse on secret rendezvous So if you're watching Ps and Qs And grow concerned to disabuse Those who wander short of clues In search of tasty poetic chews Healthy, wholesome, meaty stews Send them here to read reviews Of work that’s pure, yea, free of screws And freer still of impure hues, Or sample her wisdom here infused - No trace of crude and thuggish crews No misplaced words around her strews But now Hull's Helen stands accused All she stood for, purged, recused But the truth of course is we can't lose For this girl always delivers the goods. xxx jim Seems I posted this on one of yer poems once upon a humber girl... xxx
James Mclain 29 Jun 2009 09:08
She does know..how to see through the words so well..iip.... :)