The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

Crambe repetita (9)

To abolish seduction is a mother’s goal.
She will replace it with what is real: products.
Demeter’s victory
over Hades
does not consist in her daughter’s arrival from down below,
it’s the world in bloom –
cabbages lures lambs broom sex milk honey!
These kill death.

—Anne Carson
The Beauty of the Husband
Tango IX


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