A Fig Leaf

The Original Brief

Harper Thorpe
Feb 25 · 1 min read
Michelangelo Buonarroti, Creation of Adam, Sistine Chapel ceiling, Vatican, 1511–1512 (Image Source)

Poem’s are powerful, when the text is brief.
The power of brevity, like a fig leaf,
can maximize your reader’s titillation,
when something’s left to their imagination.
😎

And now … we briefly take you back to 1957 … when song lyrics were brief but meaningful. Just a short cultural leap from Michelangelo to The Royal Teens … who sing their hit single … meaning, their one hit … “Short Shorts” … which was (you guessed it) originally named, “Brief Briefs.” (Note: I tried to be brief!)

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Harper Thorpe

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Engaged citizen, poet, musician, humorist, family man. I value irreverence, soulfulness, and a big heart. Offering insight, introspection, shock & aw shucks!

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Engaged citizen, poet, musician, humorist, family man. I value irreverence, soulfulness, and a big heart. Offering insight, introspection, shock & aw shucks!

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