It can be read as a portrait of the passion of the Christ.P.----- Original Message -----From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Chokh RajSent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 11:24 AMSubject: Re: The trouble with roses (worm? what worm?) Re: On the Making of a SimileOf course, it remains only one of the readings -- and if I said it's the heartof the matter, it's so to me -- that's MY response. I've read opinions no endon this -- and I don't disagree with most. Ambiguous symbols -- yes, that'sthe beauty of symbols. Of course, they're "complex".Regards,CR
Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:This is only one possible reading. It has been read many ways, and the point is that these are ambiguous symbols, not one-for-one allegories.
Since I already noted that it could be identified with the snake, I wish to note that it does not have to be. The "heart of the matter," if there is one, is that the poem is complex and richly ambiguous in only a few words.
>>> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>03/06/08 9:08 AM >>>
The heart of the matter !!!
Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
//Rose symbolises Love.
The invisible worm is satan worm is like snake.
Lust destroys the Garden of Eden.//
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