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Typical of Cole is the direct address, the wonderingly childlike opening ("How brightly"), the use of simile ("like the apron") and metaphor ("on a meat hook") serving to personify the bird, turning it for all its oddness into the familiar image of a neighborhood butcher.
Lies & counterlies sport with semantic superstitions; the imagination is paralysed by the marching of the actual horror; men die wonderingly, cynically or casually.
In Parachute Battalion, published on April 3 in the Times Literary Supplement - they did not know Spender had been killed days earlier - he wrote: "One, lonely, grim battalion cut its way/ Through agony and death to fame's high crown/ And wonderingly watch the friendless strength/ Of little men, who die that great Truths shall live.
Parachute Battalion: Last poems from England and Tunisia Today some silent valley of Tunisia Shall tremble at their stroke from sky unsheathed, And, with the night, perhaps some God looking down With dull, cold eyes, by the near stars will see One, lonely, grim battalion cut its way Through agony and death to fame's high crown And wonderingly watch the friendless strength Of little men, who die that great Truths shall live.
Minister Mutati visits the half-built superstructure of what will be the biggest copper smelter in sub-Saharan Africa - "Six months ago, this was all bush," he tells the camera wonderingly, as the Chinese constructors show him round.
It''s just like he''s a teenager," remarked one concert-goer wonderingly.
It's not just the steps we're working on here, but the soul," she says wonderingly.
She had both her hands behind his head looking up at him wonderingly on a utility divan, one leg of which was broken.
I tried to escape by saying that I had to get started too soon for him-his late risings were notorious-but he opened his eyes wonderingly "What do you mean?
The nineteenth was the first century of human sympathy,--the age when half wonderingly we began to descry in others that transfigured spark of divinity which we call Myself; when clodhopper and peasant, tramps and thieves, and millionaires and--sometimes--Negroes, became throbbing souls whose warm pulsing life touches us so nearly that we half gasped with surprise, crying, "Thou too
That gesture shocked even the ladies-who-lunch that made up the lion's share of the audience; as one said wonderingly, "Now that is something you never see, the person getting an award actually giving a check.