The Liquifaction of Her Clothes - Robert HerrickMonday, January 09, 2017
In my first year of university at the University of the Americas in Mexico City in 1963 I took English Literature with a professor (I have long forgotten his name) who looked like Robert Frost with glasses. He was a personal friend of Frost, and knew Faulkner and Steinbeck well. He would drone on and on about these men and many of us thought he was a bore. I sat in the back row not understanding that in many ways this man set me up to appreciate literature. As I look at the text book now I am amazed at how much I underlined and of the notes I wrote in so many pages. How was I to know then that I was getting a lifelong education from the man?
When I scanned this Fuji b+w Instant peel of Caitlin Legault today, I wondered what I could possibly find in my Theme and Form. I found this by a poet more famous for another poem, this one. What I noticed and seems to go well with my compound image is
Robert Herrick – Upon Julia’s Clothes
Whenas in silks my Julia goes,
Then, then (me thinks) how sweetly flows
The liquefaction of her clothes.
Next, when I cast mine eyes and see
That brave vibration, each way free,
O how that glittering taketh me!