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Flagrantis speculum veneris (Loveknot)

Oil on canvas
56 x 66 in.


"Flagrantis speculum veneris (Loveknot)"
by Stephen Yenser



I am flesh and flower
That each other devour.
Tongue-tied lovers know
It's myself I swallow.



This poem was written to title and accompany the painting in the book 
Another Language of Flowers (New York: George Braziller 1998).