The Copulation of Angels
When Milton spoke of the ‘copulation of angels’ And Lear said, ‘Let copulation thrive!’ They were praising the way that the life-force Overcomes death with love’s sexual drive.
‘There’s little else that life can supply,’ Said John Wilkes, the people’s tribune, ‘But a few good fucks and then we die.’ Leaving our dust in continuous motion…
And who can prove that we don’t live beyond the grave As spiritualized selves enjoying vibrant spasms – While other-worldly beings cluster round us to arouse us In a transcendent land of perpetual orgasms?
‘The Gentitals are Beauty,’ proclaimed William Blake And, when they merge in love’s fiery fever, It’s hard not to think that all’s right with the world; That these situations will go on forever.