excerpt from Erotic Romances

From Duchess:

“One night, months after, I made love to Anna and in the very moment of ecstasy, a realization struck me. There, in her eyes, as a giddy laugh passed over her lips, I found the instant of beauty that is there, frozen into that infernal painting. I left our bed almost as quickly as it is conceivably possible to abandon a woman in the throes of love, and I rushed down here and gazed into the eyes of the painting and I knew I was right. In the strokes of his brush, Pandolf had broken my heart. Anna had shown him the ecstasy of her soul.”

(a retelling of Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess”)

 

About David Cain

David Cain, literary author, bon vivant, rogue romantic poet - author of Witch, Song of Songs, Journals of Lord Malinov, Erotic Romances and others ...
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