Posted by Cassia on October 30, 1997 at 17:21:53:
In response to Meeting and mingling, written by Karen R on October 30, 1997 at 16:58:46
] ] ]He saw her and could just imagine what life with her would be all in a single moment, their minds meeting and mingling to become one.
] Funny, that you use those terms...or is it??? Fess up, Cassia, how much Browning have you read?? Apparently, those words have an alternative meaning within his love poems:
"The erotic suggestiveness of B's love poetry owes much to an inspired combination of the intense and the casual. He employsthe metaphor of 'mingling' or 'merging' with his mistress as the device of sexual union, very much in the manner of Donne."
] I see all this talking, discourse, dialogue, discussion, conversation, meeting and mingling as these metaphors for sexual love.
I really haven't read any Browning since high school but I have been reading bios and letters as of late. Also I 've been trying to get a handle on what exactly a non-Freudian approach to sexuality might be for paper that I hope to write later. RB and EBB seemed a good model to me. From their first letters the idea of merging seemed to be what they most desired.
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