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And there is a more objective reason for Men to fear some Elves: the Unbodied or Houseless, who after losing their body (as commented on above), refused the summon of Mandos and wandered in the world, remaining in regret and self-pity, and "filled with bitterness, grievance and envy.
Unbodied by what is actually spatial symmetry in railway lavatory design, he grasps at a bit of remembered folk mythology: "Had I met the kannerezed noz / on a night road without recognizing them, / the ghostly Breton women / who wash the shrouds of the death-fated?
While he curses his "inverted time" that violates "God's grand stratagem" and causes "the young [to be] unbodied of their souls before the old," he does little to counteract the forces effecting the inversion.
44) For Philo, the first story of Gen 1 tells of an entirely spiritual being, a 'singular unbodied Adam-creature', whose designation as both male and female really means a primal androgyne of no sex.
Unbodied it sings all the way downstream, all the way to the single ocean, head floating in current downriver singing.
Different as these artists are, their assemblages of mostly abject materials are predicated on the finicky arrangement of small parts into irregular but integrated topographic wholes; their processes bespeak obsessive repetition purged of angst and a channeling of minor physical labor into oddly diffuse, unbodied, yet handcrafted objects.
As soules unbodied, bodies uncloth'd must bee To taste whole joyes.