8 APRIL 2006, Page 43

ecstasies beyond the mundane

To harness, like a great power, the erotic I bought Erotic Art by The Great Masters which I purposed to use like a fuel its heavenly energy to rouse my own writing into beautiful ecstasies beyond the mundane.

I opened the red book ready to drink lust and lechery through my excited spirit and write poems and things charged with humanity sex and death.

I found myself instead broken over the pages sobbing like a lost boy or baby without its dummy while the masters mocked me from mountains at all ends.

Alexander Verey