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Constantly Risking Absurdity

Constantly Risking Absurdity


by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?


You don't normally have a lot of sex going on during a circus, right? Okay, maybe nowadays there are exceptions to every standard (we're looking at you, Zumanity), but typically speaking an acrobatic performance is pretty clean, aside from the risking death part. The same holds true here. It's all about the poet, his art, and Beauty's "death-defying leap."

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