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02:53pm 05/03/2007
 
 
Peter
Besides the obvious, these two paintings have something in common. I don't think anyone will get it, it isn't that obvious, and you might have to dig.

David with the Head of Goliath Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain and Salome with the Head of St. John the Baptist The National Gallery, London, UK
 
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Sonnet 130  
05:27pm 29/09/2005
 
 
Peter
MY mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red:
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damask’d, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound:
I grant I never saw a goddess go,—
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.
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