and since it's really the women telling the story (Arguably Ophelia but the
Sibyl could certainly be an overarching voice -- the Tiresias idea is b.s.)
the fact that the Sibyl turns things around can explain the entire poem.
Now. How does that relate to a poem about a man terrified to talk to women
for fear of getting/having/saying/doing something out of proper order . . .
pax et lux