Monday, March 21, 2022

Paper Cuts

image from Wikipedia

 Paper Cuts

The Chinese do not wash themselves after doing 

their necessities, they wipe themselves with paper.”

--Arab traveller 851 A.D.

For centuries,

men wrote, drew 

and painted

on animal skins.

The Egyptians

gave us papyrus

four centuries

before Christ.

The Chinese

invented paper

in 220 A.D.


didn’t get it

before the

eleventh century.

I wonder

if Cro-Magnon

ever painted porn

for fun?

Glenn Buttkus


Posted over at d'Verse Poet's Pub


De Jackson said...

Ha! That last line made me laugh out loud, Glenn. A fun history lesson in paper.

robkistner said...

Excellent piece my friend. You gut punched me with that closing Glenn. Mentally doubled over — laughing… 😉

brudberg said...

Well I know that they carved sex into stone... don't know if it's porn but check this one out

sarah said...

There has always been porn.

JadeLi said...

I got a kick out of this, Glenn. I know they now make TP out of bamboo, so maybe we've come full circle?

Gillena Cox said...

LOL was not expecting that last line.
Happy you dropped by to read mine


Ingrid said...

Surely there are some phallic cave paintings or somesuch to be discovered...

Merril D. Smith said...

So funny, Glenn. I wasn't expecting that ending.

rogblog666 said...

your ending took me by surprise great

indybev said...

Great history of paper, and a summatory humorous question. Kudos

Truedessa said...

Many early etchings and art depicted nakedness. So, the answer to your question may be, yes.

ben Alexander said...

Actually - that's interesting - I wonder if they masturbated... My guess is that they just took their women whenever they wanted to, TBH. I know that's crass, but I don't think the women had much say in those times.


Helen said...

Well, of course they did. LOL

paeansunplugged said...

I am sure they must have!

forestbather said...

Ha! But really, there we were in our mud huts..I agree!