Dualism (Edited)

The view that the world consists of two fundamental entities, such as mind and matter.


We know that Cynthia is extravagant
but that’s not why she wears hot pants;
being a fervid follower of fashion
she’s an admirer of Mrs. Plunket Greene
who’s better known as Mary Quant.

Though the teenager had developed a passion
for the haute couture of Yves Saint Laurent,
those skimpy shorts were an innovation
that transformed the London scene.

The opportunity to show her shapely legs
was a temptation difficult to ignore
and the youngster after some hesitation
did, in the end, succumb to the lure.

But Artemis, her always alert alter ego,
a model of decorum and sobriety
who believes in the correctness of propriety,
is at hand to urge moderation.

The Moon Goddess is a single entity
whether she’s Cynthia or Artemis
but just like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
each one has a separate identity:
Cynthia’s is purely corporeal,
The other’s is positively spiritual.

 
 
© Luigi Pagano 2020

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Bhi

Another little gemette!

Your 4th verse is fantastic. But the last one, especially the last 2 lines are forced, and I know where you’re going, and just don’t resonate. Maybe a slight re-ordering would help.

Bhi

Luigi, you are a true wordsmith.

I took a shot at further polishing this final stanza

The Moon Goddess is a single entity
whether she’s Cynthia or Artemis
but just like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
each one has a separate identity:
Cynthia’s is purely corporeal,
The other’s is positively spiritual.

Bhi

Bhi

My pleasure, Luigi. I did not mean to presume; the poetic jewel is absolutely yours.

Bhi

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