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Navels



Men have navels more or less;
  Some are neat, some not
Being fat I must confess
  Mine is far from hot.
Woman's is a pearly ring,
  Lovely to my mind;
So of it to shyly sing
  I am inclined.

I believe in nudity.
  Female forms divine
Should be bared for all to see
  In colour and in line.
So dear ladies, recognise
  The dimpling of your waist
Has approval in my eyes,
  Favour in my taste.

Darlings, please you, paint them gold,
  Or some pastel hue;
Make them starry to behold,
  Witching to the view.
Though I know I never should
  Say such things as this:
How a rosebud navel would
  Be sweet to kiss!

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Robert William Service

Robert William Service was a poet and writer sometimes referred to as the Bard of the Yukon He is best-known for his writings on the Canadian North including the poems The Shooting of Dan McGrew The Law of the Yukon and The Cremation of Sam McGee His writing was so expressive that his readers took him for a hard-bitten old Klondike prospector not the later-arriving bank clerk he actually was Robert William Service was born 16 January 1874 in Preston England but also lived in Scotland before emigrating to Canada in 1894 Service went to the Yukon Territory in 1904 as a bank clerk and became famous for his poems about this region which are mostly in his first two books of poetry He wrote quite a bit of prose as well and worked as a reporter for some time but those writings are not nearly as well known as his poems He travelled around the world quite a bit and narrowly escaped from France at the beginning of the Second World War during which time he lived in Hollywood California He died 11 September 1958 in France Incidentally he played himself in a movie called The Spoilers starring John Wayne and Marlene Dietrich more…

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