In a message dated 4/2/03 8:33:09 AM Pacific Standard Time, [log in to unmask] writes:

I don't see how _Prufrock_ himself can be referring to
anything but a sexually charged conversation in the lines preceding and
following "That was not what I meant at all."

Maybe it really _IS_ a gay poem and old Prufy just was in bed with a lady and tried out a little Greek Love on her, eliciting her response.