[ilds] The Tree of Idleness

william godshalk godshawl at email.uc.edu
Fri Jul 20 14:09:32 PDT 2007


Charlie, you have done excellent work in explaining the plant images 
on the first stanza. But have I missed something? What about the 
mandolin and cicadas and locked in pet of stanza two? Has someone 
explicated this?  Have I missed it?

And how do we explicate "some cloud of witness" in stanza three?

Bill
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