Thanks, Diana. I really do appreciate these and other nuances of
meaning associated with these lines. As for words, they do
. . . strain,
Crack and sometimes break, under the burden,
Under the tension, slip, slide, perish,
Decay with imprecision, will not stay in place,
Will not stay still.
Dear CR: Perhaps "bitterness" would better characterize those lines, but in any event, both bitterness and cynicism require experiences of the disillusioning kind, and experience, as Blake illustrates in Songs of Experience and Songs of Innocence, are different. Diana
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