Don't make each line stop dead at the end and then begin every next line with a heave. That is to say you have a tolerable-sized mountain on top of you; hundreds of yards of solid rock, bones of extinct beasts, subsoil, flints, roots of growing things, green grass and cows grazing on it—all this suspended over your head and held back only by wooden props as thick as the calf of your leg.
See Bible Studies for Life Comm. But even then I was not thinking particularly of my own skin, only of the watchful yellow faces behind.
You have gone a mile and taken the best part of an hour; a miner would do it in not much more than twenty minutes. It is part of their work and they are equal to it, but certainly it is an effort.
They used to go on doing this even when they were pregnant. They are 'all over the shop'. There is the heat—it varies, but in some mines it is suffocating—and the coal dust that stuffs up your throat and nostrils and collects along your eyelids, and the unending rattle of the conveyor belt, which in that confined space is rather like the rattle of a machine gun.
It was not, of course, a wild elephant, but a tame one which had gone "must. Actually I went backstage and apologized to him afterwards. The conveyor belt shoots it on to tubs, and the tubs are shoved into the main road and hitched on to an endlessly revolving steel cable which drags them to the cage.
Don't allow 'influence' to mean merely that you mop up the particular decorative vocabulary of some one or two poets whom you happen to admire.
Consider the definiteness of Dante's presentation, as compared with Milton's rhetoric.
There was a loud, scandalized cry of "Go away, child! Love is not an emotion; it is an act of the will. I had almost made up my mind that the whole story was a pack of lies, when we heard yells a little distance away. Only the imbecile loitered at the spike gates, until the Tramp Major had to chase him away.
It was the invariable spike meal, always the same, whether breakfast, dinner or supper—half a pound of bread, a bit of margarine, and a pint of so-called tea. You come to a stretch of a couple of hundred yards where it is all exceptionally low and you have to work yourself along in a squatting position.
Don't use such an expression as 'dim lands of peace'.
The hangman, a grey-haired convict in the white uniform of the prison, was waiting beside his machine. The paupers told me that they always gorged to the bursting point on Sundays, and went hungry six days of the week. So the time passed, with dun talk and dull obscenities. Afterwards, of course, there were endless discussions about the shooting of the elephant.
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Gates of Vienna has moved to a new address. Pioneered by poets like Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, modernist poetry often makes very little sense. In fact, it can sometimes even seem like gibberish, like a Rauschenberg lithograph. And that’s what makes it such a great exercise.
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