Saturday, September 17, 2005

the modern metaphysical

to all of you who have studied the metaphysical poets, read this careful and tell me that there arent parrallels (see particularly 'To his Coy Mistress')

Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Whatever colors you have in your mind
I’ll show them to you and you’ll see them shine
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Until the break of day, let me see you make him smile
His clothes are dirty but his hands are clean
And you’re the best thing that he’s ever seen
Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Why wait any longer for the world to begin
You can have your cake and eat it too
Why wait any longer for the one you love
When he’s standing in front of you
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead
I long to see you in the morning light
I long to reach for you in the night
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead
notice some thematic similarities? the references to the inevitablity of death, aging and seduction?! its all there, right in front of us, how did we never see this before?!

12 Comments:

Anonymous bec said...

metaphysical poetry is stupid . =D !

12:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha ha ha..nice poem..lol

7:35 pm  
Blogger Rani-Banani said...

metaphisicals are not stupid you evil philistine! take it back or i'll tell them you said it

9:26 pm  
Anonymous Foolio said...

poetry in general is stupid... :P

12:33 pm  
Anonymous sweets said...

Poetry is great, you uncultured rugby player! Specially the romantics, as opposed to man hating feminist Gwen Harwood. Not that anyone was talking bout either of those, but I felt like mentioning it. Stupid wench.

4:33 pm  
Anonymous bec said...

i blame angry lit student syndrome for my previous statement ~ but its true dammit . stuid john donne and his bloody fleas & sex addiction .

and man hating feminist poetry is the most amusing kind !

zomg our essay is on tuesday . i suppose youve got one soon as well ? D:

6:28 pm  
Anonymous Foolio said...

hey just cause i play rugby doesnt mean im uncultured... im uncultured cause i find culture boring :P

11:50 pm  
Blogger Rani-Banani said...

metaphysical poets are great! the romantics are great! culture is great! and ill hack to peices with a spoon all those who say otherwise!

11:58 pm  
Anonymous Foolio said...

you say that so much its lost all meaning...

9:58 am  
Blogger Cait said...

There often exists parallels between works of poetry published within differing time persiods. "Lay Lady Lay" by Bob Dylan and "To his Coy Mistress" are two such examples. Both display similar use of poetic techniques such as assonance, imagery and alliteration, and both deal with the same themes and... Oh gawd, I need to spend less time at school... I'm even commenting in essays!! (Albeit not especially good ones)

5:41 pm  
Blogger Mephistopheles said...

Bob Dylan actually stands in democratic terms as a higher regarded poet than the metaphysicists. In my eyes certainly.

8:37 pm  
Anonymous bec said...

/poke

update y0

10:01 pm  

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