Rickard A. Parker wrote:
> This actually made me think of the typist scene in TWL where Eliot
> would constantly lead us to expect something good only to drop us
Just curious how our expectations in poems that start with the cruelest
month and a patient etherized upon a table are raised?
> For example, the expected guest ends up being a pimpled
> young man. Here in the LSJAP passage we are dropped and kicked.
> The overwhelming question is not brought up and our attention is
> diverted elsewhere.
> This isn't discussing the image like CR is expecting though. Maybe
> it's a bit like drop-kicking the post.
> Rick Parker
>> The poet chooses to elucidate the image¬ of Saint Apollinaire En Class in
>> 'Lune de Miel'.¬ One would love to explore more of such¬ images as are
>> described at some length. Here is another :
>> ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ "certain half-deserted streets,¬
>> The muttering retreats¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬
>> Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels¬
>> And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:¬
>> Streets that follow like a tedious argument¬
>> Of insidious intent¬
>> To lead you to an overwhelming question ‚Ä¶"
>> The amount of pain the¬ poet took to elaborate on them underscores
>> their¬ crucial nature apropos the implicit/explicit design of his poetry.
>> ¬ CR