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From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Gunnar Jauch
To: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 3:04 AM
Subject: Re: Fearing death by water

Am 09.08.2007 um 00:37 schrieb Rickard A. Parker:

Gunnar Jauch wrote:

did you consider the last line of Prufrock:
"Till human voices wake us, and we drown."
They seem to imply redemption by  seaweed wreathed sea-girls as well
as fear.

Yes, I did.  I see the fear there being of the human voices and I
would recite the line with "and we drown" just in a manner-of-fact tone.

    Rick Parker

To me, however,  that fear consisted in the dread of waking up from a dream, a dream we call life, being cast back into reality and drowning.

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:

Ever drifting down the stream --
Lingering in the golden dream --
Life, what is it but a dream?

B.t.w.: Did you know that the first letters of the last 21 lines of "Through the Looking Glass", nympholeptic paedophiliac  Charles Dodgeson's masterpiece, spell out "ALICE PLEASANCE LIDDELL"?


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