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She is also convinced that when she was born the "charge was giv'n me by th'Eternall powres" to eternize her patron Margaret, the countess of Cumberland (Salve Deus l.
The other reason belongs to what might be called Zukofsky's ars amatoria, an epistemology at once sensuous and intellective, according to which caring implies loving entails knowing effects keeping of a kind that by definition eternizes the thing kept, and does this in a way that is not transcendent-idealist-Platonist-Romanticist, not just a lot of gas, but fully material and available to the senses: the kind of "outlasting" that poetry has at times claimed the power to effect.
These two examples show Brodsky's recurring depiction of Christ not as one who eternizes, but as one who makes finite.