[ilds] The Tree of Idleness -- even more questions

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Fri Jul 20 18:39:35 PDT 2007


That is, dead and under the ground.  Life goes on above him.

:Michael

On Saturday, July 21, 2007, at 02:37  am, Michael Haag wrote:

> He is dead.  Life goes on.
>
> :Michael
>
>
> On Saturday, July 21, 2007, at 01:59  am, william godshalk wrote:
>
>> The persona lies quietly "under kisses / Without signature." Why 
>> under kisses? Does it mean that he is on the bottom being kissed by a 
>> woman on top? He is the passive member, so to speak? And does 
>> "Without signature" mean that he no longer recalls what lips his lips 
>> have known or when or why? Still the rain is full of ghosts tonight. 
>> Anonymous lovers? Or does the persona mean that these are the kisses 
>> of a bought red mouth?
>>
>> Why are "all" his "debts unpaid"? I suppose he means that he's down 
>> and out, poverty stricken. But it could be other debts that he has 
>> not paid or been able to pay. Perhaps he's spent too much money on 
>> those unsigned kisses.
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