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Moran, HM 1939, Viewless winds: being the recollections and digressions of an Australian surgeon, Peter Davies, London.
The self reliance, however, brought many battles between mind and body since it was up to me to create enough motivation to summit unnamed, viewless, trailless peaks in Adirondack townships where nobody even lives.
Homer was for Weil and Bespaloff a celebrant of the imagination who turned the world into words through which posterity could enter from time to time into the realm of permanence, "charioted on the viewless wings of poesy." (61)
The title poem is not quite as feeble as you might expect from a poem 'in three fyttes', and some of the sonnets which Beddoes called 'Quatorzains' are technically accomplished and show the author's early interest in verbal accords and disaccords: It is a lovely stream; its wavelets purl As if they echoed to the fall and rise Of the capricious breeze; each upward curl, That splashes pearl, mirrors the fairy eyes Of viewless passer, and the billows hurl Their sparkles on her lap, as o'er she flies.
To be fair, there are critics who would differ, and for evidence point to Duke Melveric's celebration of his dead wife's body as the only avenue through which he knew and loved her: "'she was a woman,/Whose spirit I knew only through those limbs,/Those tender members thou dost dare despise;/By whose exhaustless beauty, infinite love,/Trackless expression only, did I learn/That there was aught yet viewless and eternal; Since they could come from such alone'" (III.iii.227-33).
Like the whale, the Melville of this biography surfaces and sounds: one is awed by the spout of up-rushing thought and poetic expression, but such moments give way to the eerie silence of his secret meditations in the viewless depths.
Sometimes their verse is intensely poetic and invocational like a trance--"Truth whose eyes have seen the viewless, / Truth, who bore Eternity!
The activity of the Spirit, described as a storm within and rendered onomatopoeically via the accumulation of s-, sh-, voiced th- and voiceless th-sounds, is conveyed through a series of nature images centered around "the viewless wind", the Christian emblem of the Holy Ghost, which causes turmoil in the heretofore stagnant mind: "storm", "waves", "shore", "sea", "rocks", "thunders".
Just as the invisible fairies observe the laughable humans, it is given to the most laughable human, the transformed Bottom, to observe the viewless delights of the Fairy Queen.
As a poet torques lubricious feelings into symbols, so the prism curves viewless waves into rainbows.
"'Viewless Wings': Intertextual Interpretation of Keats's 'Ode to a Nightingale'." Lyric Poetry: Beyond New Criticism.
On the other side of the railway line, in treeless, viewless Cooma East, for wages men less salubrious houses and wooden barracks appeared.