Maya S.

asked • 10/27/21

Can someone please analyze this poem? (In brief or detail, doesn't matter)

How the columns of the body

Corrode and collapse,

Despite girdings of cotton and silk,

Or buttresses of expensive ointments.


How Death camps out in the body

To seize it by surprise.


How it charges, then, through veins

And arteries, or along nerves and muscle,

Discharging tissue and organs,

So that the heart calcifies to bone.


The issue is to sing until breath is gone.


Flagging, I hurl these words

To shout down Time

Just as it becomes Eternity.

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