Artistic licence

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Artistic licence

L'Origine du monde
quite clearly, wasn't blonde.
I suspect monsieur Courbet,
in his own artistic way
may have needed little urging
to see if she was virgin.

She, without her head,
was anonymous instead.
Perhaps the lower half
deserved a separate autograph,
or maybe on that day,
monsieur's wife had played away.

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