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Portrait of Pan (II) in bronze

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The Portable Antiquities Scheme/ The Trustees of the British Museum [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
A man with horns and snout, half-goat,

The man-half standing on spindly legs,

Frisky, yet demoralized, holding a pipe

In a crooked arm, immortalized, yet

Cheerful in his false schema, a strategem

To make him neither nor does not make

Him self-conscious or affect his affect or

Alter his true being, impish and affable

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