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Meditation 150 (Second Series)

23 Sep

This is the semi-porno one, about breasts– Taylor uses the breasts of course to deliver spiritual milk from Jesus, a milk made in “Spirit’s brewhouse,” and which we, as spiritual children, will drink.

I think the fixation on the image of breasts here is, for whatever reason, more focused and developed than in previous poems– the conceit is more intensely pursued. So breasts are roes, as in the passage from Song of Solomon he meditates on, but also stately milk pails, vessels which are trussed up, pretty twins, two milk pails, etc. He really likes thinking about, and writing about books.