About Geranium Kisses

Dylan tells us, “The kings of Tyrus with their convict list/Are waiting in line for thier geranium kiss.” This from Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands. A little detective work and we see the kings of Tyrus referenced come from Ezekiel, where the pride of Tyrus is brought low, that Tyrus will be set “in the low parts of the earth” where “the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.” Why? Greed. Fast living, fast fed consumption – what Christopher Ricks calls, “That terrible ancient verb ‘consume.'” Not to be too heady…

My intention here: to share and muse and think in a land where the sound of harps is growing ever more faint.


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