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    "both"

    Dear all,

    What does "both" could possibly refer to in the following example:

    "These eyes crave... horizons unseen."
    "These eyes crave... from both, a stream."
    "For paths long lost... these eyes crave."
    "Lost my way, I've lost my way..."


    The character here is a man who has become an addict bec. he lost his love.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: "both"

    These eyes crave... horizons unseen."
    "These eyes crave... from both, a stream." from both eyes?

    "For paths long lost... these eyes crave."
    "Lost my way, I've lost my way..."

    Return to the light within
    and all horizons you shall see
    for lost paths are always there
    where you can return to...

    I just made that up. I think he/she is talking about the eyes.

    regards.

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    Re: "both"

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What does could [new position] "both" possibly refer to in the following example:

    "These eyes crave... horizons unseen."
    "These eyes crave... from both, a stream."
    "For paths long lost... these eyes crave."
    "Lost my way, I've lost my way..."


    The character here is a man who has become an addict bec. he lost his love.

    Thanks a lot.
    Hard to say; from the context, we can be forgiven for not looking too hard for a sensible answer.

    But here's a punt: in the first line, "horizons" are the object of "crave"; in the other lines, "crave" has no object. In the 2nd, the idea of the eyes craving something prompts the idea 'from both [eyes] a stream [of tears is falling].' In the 3rd, the reason for the weeping is introduced: '[the weeping is] for paths long lost'. The 4th line puts that thought into an intelligible sentence - 'I've lost my way' (a flash of rational thought at the end of a stream of consciousness about craving).

    The link between drugs and poetry has a long history.

    b

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