A Dialogue between the Soul & the Body: I

by Andrew Marvell *

the SOUL begins with her complaint:

O who shall, from this dungeon, raise
A soul enslav’d so many ways?
With bolts of bones, that fetter’d stands
In feet, and manacled in hands;
Here blinded with an eye, and there
Deaf with the drumming of an ear;
A soul hung up, as ’twere, in chains
Of nerves, and arteries, and veins;
Tortur’d, besides each other part,
In a vain head, and double heart.

a response is given by the BODY:


P&P: A Dialogue Between the Soul & the Body I