This morning the sun rose over the garden wall and a rare blue sky leaped from east to west. Man is altogether desire, say the Upanishads. Worth anything, a blue sky, says Mr. Acker, the Shelford gardener. Not altogether. In the end. Last night on television the ethnologist and the cameraman watched with hushed wonder while the chimpanzee carefully stripped a willow branch and inserted it into the anthill. He desired red ants. When they crawled slowly up the branch, he ate them, pinched between long fingers as the zoom lens enlarged his face. Sometimes he stopped to examine one, as if he were a judge at an ant beauty contest or God puzzled suddenly by the idea of suffering. There was an empty place in the universe where that branch wasn't and the chimp filled it, as Earlene, finding no back on an old Welsh cupboard she had bought in Saffron Walden, imagined one there and imagined both the cupboard and the imagined back against a kitchen wall in Berkeley, and went into town looking for...
In the final stanza, the body takes up the idea of disease by noting that physic yet could never reach The maladies thou me dost teach. Marvell characterizes a feeling of hope of the body as a cramp, fear as palsy shakes, love as a pestilence, hatred as a hidden ulcer, joy as cheerful madness, and sorrow as an additional madness. The final four lines characterize the body as blaming the soul for original sin, which affects the body in a negative manner, and compares that situation to architects who square and hew Green trees that in the forest grew. These architects cut down trees and destroy them in order to produce lumber. The reference to square echoes one of Marvell's common complaints against garden designs that employ the unnatural angles preferred by some in the Renaissance, a complaint echoed in his The Mower against Gardens. Most critics feel that Marvell also alludes to the Garden of Eden, where sin first inhabited the body, destroying its perfect state.
Homeowners Guide To Landscaping
How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.