[ilds] What would you have me write?

slighcl slighcl at wfu.edu
Wed May 7 15:36:26 PDT 2008


On 5/7/2008 5:48 PM, slighcl wrote:
> The speaker in "Love Poems" plays the same game, protesting the limits 
> of language while being very artful:
>
>>         11        No. I'll not devise such nothings:
>>         12        Not countenance dissection with my pen:
>>         13        Make an essay on torment when
>>         14        Ink is for fixing fables.
>>         15           O! can anything
>>         16        Engendered of the mind be more than this:
>>         17        A hazard flight on an imperfect wing?
>>         18        The motion of the muscle in a kiss;
>>         19        Features aligned for laughter; can the mind
>>         20        Transliterate such metamorphosis
>>         21        Evoking thence
>>         22        More than a leaning pothook for a sense? *Icarus? *
>
>
Strike <Icarus?>.  That was the hazard of my imperfect cutting and pasting.

Charles

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Charles L. Sligh
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Wake Forest University
slighcl at wfu.edu
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