Ode to female parts!!
“Attributed to A.P.Herbert”
The portion of a woman that appeals to man’s depravity
Is fashioned with considerable care,
And what would at first appear to be a simple cavity
Is really an elaborate affair.
Now doctors of distinction have studied the phenomena
In various experimental dames
And have listed all they found in the femina abdomina
And given them all delightful latin names.
There’s the Vulva, the Vagina and the dear old Perineum,
The Hymen (which is sometimes found in brides)
And lots of other little things, you’d love to see ’em
The Clitoris, and God knows what besides.
Now isn’t it a pity when we common people chatter
Of the mysteries to which I’ve just referred
That we use for such a complicated matter
Such a short and unattractive word….”
(Found while searching for a lost book, written on a sheet of paper in my late father’s elegant hand!)