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Re: Re: Re: Re:One more thought...

I generally like to give my own interpretations rather than what the criticics say. It's an exploration especially as long as the sense fitswhether for he or for she 

posted by anib on December 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Re: Re:One more thought...

They say it was not meant for a "her" but a "him!" Either way, the meaning remains the same! 

posted by RPresta on December 14, 2017 at 11:46 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Re:One more thought...

Actually the meaning here is quite metaphoric, indicated by the word 'faithless arm'. The contrast is between his faith and her faith who trustfully sleeps assured that he will not violate her (or her trust). Her beauty in sleep is enhanced by her trust. And this he grabs as an opportunity of reflection: studying his own carnal desire which he feels, he may not be able to keep in check, but has to. Her faith in him probably far exceeds than he has on his own. It is this aspect of his realization which calms down his heat is to the poet, akin to that of a lullaby. This is my take,Lol! .

Your delving deep and asking queries is one great pleasure for me. In that sense you teach me 

posted by anib on December 14, 2017 at 9:25 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Aba bro

That you read the poem 'rightly' once again, to find the setting not to be a brothel speaks volumes about your proclivities for learning things and assimilating them in their correct version. You deserve appreciation for this. It makes me glad to imagine myself as guru, but I do aspire to be in ne someday. Thank you big sis, for the same 

posted by anib on December 14, 2017 at 9:09 PM | link to this | reply

Re:One more thought...

The title, I don't like it! lol. It implies a very young person, a child; and this, if the true intent of Auden is to depict the subject as so young one would sing a lullaby to him/her, whether male or female, is disgusting to me. 

posted by RPresta on December 14, 2017 at 8:26 PM | link to this | reply

Aba bro

Oh, boy, Aba dear! This was a new one to me. So I had to read up on it. Initially, I had considered perhaps a brothel was the settubg, but after reading that was not the case, it seems, in this day and age, not offensive at all, but wistful, almost sad, and a poem that was well done, or rather, done well. Thank you for being the guru, our instructor. A great post. 

posted by RPresta on December 14, 2017 at 8:21 PM | link to this | reply

Dear Friend...

Yes but.........LOL.....

posted by Kabu on December 14, 2017 at 10:42 AM | link to this | reply

There is something that is is greater than the physical.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on December 14, 2017 at 9:34 AM | link to this | reply

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