Killigrew, “Love, The Soul of Poetry” read by Catherine Dameron

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  1. junenoir81 says:

    I like the message of this poem. The first stanza makes Alexis seem almost feminine and virginal because he writes pastoral poems. His muse is not really exercised because of his minimal vision. Only when he loves and finds expression for his feelings, he become “manly” and looks at the “Acts of Gods and God-like men”. Also, Killigrew says his Muse is set free. Interesting that love seems to enforce gender roles here. I wonder if there is some deeper meaning Killigrew hiding here. Great choice, CD! This poem gives me a lot to think about.

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