Lust

(1979)

"Lust" is the seventh and final song of Robert Beaser's song cycle Seven Deadly Sins.

Lust
by Anthony Hecht


The Phoenix knows no lust, and Christ, our mother,
Suckles his children with his vintage blood.
Not to be such a one is to be other.


Source: from The Hard Hours by Anthony Hecht, 1967.


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