i.m. Bill Griffiths

nature’s analogies
are magnificent
hieroglyphs of truth


are a model of unified action
and symbol of the good


are a model of duplicity
with a useless nest


this tableau is as faithful
as the vegetables
which display the disorders
of free love


an honourable woman


a fallen libertine

Charles Fourier, tr. & ed. Jonathan Beecher and Richard Bienvenu, The Utopian Vision of Charles Fourier