....and sometimes watches.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Ancient Egyptian Love Poetry Friday

mr.wt (pronounced mer wet)
love (noun)

How well She Knows to Cast the Noose

How well she knows to cast the noose,
And yet not pay the cattle tax!
She casts the noose on me with her hair,
She captures me with her eye;
She curbs me with her necklace,
She brands me with her seal ring.

Third Stanza, from The Nakht-Sobak Cycle of Papyrus Chester Beatty I

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