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Waugh himself writes in "Half in Love with Easeful Death" that at forest Lawn "the body does not decay; it lives on, more chic in death than ever before, in its indestructible class-A steel and concrete shelf" (337).
Yet these memories are an ahistorical fantasy, mirages of some earlier, more easeful time when the anxieties engendered by the market economy and globalization did not exist.
Presence and company, alongside absence and solitude, and easeful range of reference are coming together here in Baxter's distinct articulation, but this is itself an expression of 'shared' solitude: the paradox emphasises both the solitariness of the poet (like Wordsworth looking on the Highland girl) and the community of others--friends, but also family, tribal, national, or simply human characters of all kinds, from rabbiters to poets.
Never one to settle for Keats' easeful death, Bloom had preferred his deaths more dialectical and their results more zero sum.
The epigraph to this chapter of social embarrassment ('TV Land') is Keats's 'half in love with easeful death' (95), a connection which the reader only really understands later.
So, in this immensity my thoughts all drown; and it's easeful to be wrecked in seas like these.
6 Darkling I listen; and, for many a time I have been half in love with easeful Death, Call'd him soft names in many amused rhyme, To take into the air my quiet breath; Now more than ever seems it rich to die, To cease upon the midnight with no pain, While thou art pouring forth thy soul abroad In such an ecstasy
Aslam has structured Maps for Lost Lovers in four sections according to the four English seasons and each section is further divided into chapters which explain the minutest of the details of the story for the easeful progression of the events.
is that my doctors, having been consulted beforehand and compensated for their time, guide me to an easeful death.
In addition, death also occupies a position of centrality in the poem: "for many a time/ I have been half in love with easeful Death,/ Call'd him soft names in many a mused rhyme"; this he did, indeed, as in his poem "When I have Fears that I may Cease to be".
April, the month of taxes and poetry, trails us like an urchin, asking for thanks while we are thanked by the government with jet-lag and loss of easeful dark.
Half In Love With Easeful Death," published in the Tablet and in Life in 1947, was the non-fiction result of this visit.