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)


About middleeuropeanmelancholy

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