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that's funny, since I was thinking

Posted to Poetry




the complete opposite...that the
strange metaphors did not work

leviathans don't exist, except as an ancient
term for whales, and whales can't dig....it's a bombastic old testament cliche
that was probably trite by 1830...perhaps a comparison with Melville's prose might help

delivered by gulls is better though for some reason
gull cries don't exactly seem the right instrument for
germanic romanticism