Thursday, 14 March 2013



1. a person who practises great self-denial and austerities and abstains from worldly comforts and pleasures, esp for religious reasons
2. (in the early Christian Church) a monk
3. rigidly abstinent or abstemious; austere
4. of or relating to ascetics or asceticism
5. intensely rigorous in religious austerities

An ascetic body
Sculpted in marble
Nearly flayed
But for a book

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