[Milton-L] [whimsy]

Matthew Jordan matthewjorda at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 12:31:59 EDT 2016


Disgraceful. ;-)

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> On 20 Apr 2016, at 16:25, Gregory Machacek <Gregory.Machacek at marist.edu> wrote:
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> On top of everything else you’ve tolerated in me for the past week, would y’all also bear with this bit of whimsy--without regarding it as an element of my overall critical effort, even though it reprises many of the criticisms I’ve so far lodged against sonnet 23 (but the emphases are misplaced)?  Think of it as me poking fun at myself for the alternative version of the poem I’ve been urging you to experience.
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> Methought I saw my late espoused Saint
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> Brought to me like Alcestis from the grave.
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> Now, those of you who know me know I have
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> Two late espoused Saints.  Which one?  I ain’t
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> Sayin’!  I under do not see constraint
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> Myself as being to reveal that; they’ve
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> Moreover, sort of blent, as sequent wave
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> Subsumes wave prior.  Eyed without restraint,
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> As I inclined to tell her, “You remind
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> Me of a taint-cleared ancient Israelite
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> Who’s Jesus found, and you remind
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> Me of this pale and faint Greek betty hight
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> Peliad, rather, wait, no, you remind—,“
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> She fled, I waked, alone if erudite.
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> Greg Machacek
> Professor of English
> Marist College
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