Body and Soul

Here are some poems.

I Sing The Body Electric by Walt Whitman

I Knew A Woman by Theodore Roethke

homage to my hips by Lucille Clifton

Epidermal Macabre by Theodore Roethke and a commentary on this poem here

Large Intestine by Anna Swir, translated from the Polish

A Dialogue between the Soul and the Body by Andrew Marvell

Body and Soul by Sharon Bryan

The Higher Pantheism in a Nutshell by Algernon Charles Swinburne

The Operation by Anne Sexton

And an aphorism by E. M. Cioran: “We should have been excused from lugging a body: the burden of the self was enough.” (from The Trouble With Being Born, translated from the French)

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About middleeuropeanmelancholy

64 year old Australian born male. Into travel, poetry, philosophy, music, popular physics, mathematics (especially topology)...
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