Aged Barbie

“But at my back I always hear
Time’s winged chariot hurrying near;
And yonder all before us lie
Deserts of vast eternity.
Thy beauty shall no more be found,
Nor, in thy marble vault, shall sound
My echoing song; then worms shall try
That long preserv’d virginity,
And your quaint honour turn to dust,
And into ashes all my lust.
The grave’s a fine and private place,
But none I think do there embrace.”

- from “To His Coy Mistress”
Andrew Marvell (c. 1650-1660)

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5 comments to Aged Barbie

  • VonsterVon

    ah…I have this pic…it’s brilliant! I also have one of a fat barbie…reality bites! the real barbie’s anatomy is impossible apparently…no surprises there!

  • Rebecca

    That Marvell poem is so disgusting, I always hated it. Marvell is basically threatening a very young women with the idea that if she doesn’t give in and sleep with him, then worms will do the honour when she is dead. Marvell is a sleaze- perhaps a man of his time, but I think that is to degrade other men of his time! Poor old Barbie.

  • Karina

    How old is Barbie anyway?

  • Chris

    Barbie, my dear Karina, is 51

  • Amos

    I’ve always loved “To His Coy Mistress” - the lecherous logic is so funny! Marvell’s not threatening anyone with anything - don’t confuse the first person of the poem with the poet…

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