Although I've seen yellow semen it wasn't
healthy. When you think about our atavistic responses does yellow ever
come up as a healthy colour - for people anyway, lets leave flowers out of this.
The yellow fog is pervasive and if not frankly purulent in it's invasiveness (
broken in its march by the feline curling to sleep on that soft October night)
it is a relief when white arms, albeit with light brown hair, show up. And a
less reassuring relief when the mens' arms are sleeved and their smoke contained
by pipes. And still implied at the end with peach juice threatening those white
flannel trousers, before the unreachable white hair of the waves.
I find the proposal of priapic chimneys
unconvincing not because soot is so remote from semen in hue and texture to
be tiresomely furtive as a device but because I wouldn't presume to suggest
Eliot would use a chimney as phallic symbol. Corney or something you
Whatever that sinewy yellow fog/semen is, it's no
Dr. Peter C. Montgomery