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Instead, they are lined by houses pointing at Prufrock with "a ribald finger," suggesting the vulgarity of social relations in those rooms of confinement, and mocking his nighttime vigil, his doomed attempt to find or create himself in the natural world (Eliot 1996, 43).The houses know that in the inescapable city nature is forever lost, and that seeking it, pursuing "the procreant urge," can lead only to cheap sexual thrills.
I prove the supreme law of Gods and sky, And the primordial germs of things unfold, Whence Nature all creates, and multiplies And foster all, and whither she resolves Each in the end when each is overthrown This ultimate stock we have devised to name Procreant atoms, matter, seeds of things Or primal bodies, as primal to the world.
If mental health reigned, genetic blackness would be prized, not purged, by those who have it especially in the procreant function (Azibo, 2002; Crawford, 2002).
No jutty, frieze, Buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird Hath made his pendent bed and procreant cradle.
Significantly Polanski omits all suggestions of fertility; we hear nothing of the "temple-haunting martlet" with its "pendent bed and procreant cradle" (1.6.4-8).
Due to falling birth rates, rising divorce rates, and other anxieties (such as the flappers of the 1920's and women entering the workforce), heterosexuality was culturally redefined as "a procreant urge linked inexorably with carnal lust." The heterosexual mystique, with its innovative emphasis on the erotic, was designed to redress prevailing social ills.
In this moment, the journey of the poet--through the stages of impassioned love for nature and music through the discovery of their concordance--and the project of the poem's language--to find in prose the procreant qualities of verse, and yet question poetry's conventional dichotomies--seem momentarily simultaneous.
The absolute locus is probably the third section of "Song of Myself": Urge and urge and urge, Always the procreant urge of the world.
Just as Very envisages himself as a vehicle and instrument of the Holy Ghost who has obliterated his personal will and penetrated his consciousness, in his passive surrender to inspiration the Whitmanian speaker becomes a channel of the divine energy of life in its multiple forms: "Urge and urge and urge,/ Always the procreant urge of the world" (Whitman 1982: 28, [section] 3); "Through me the afflatus surging and surging....
Such lines as "Urge and urge and urge, / Always the procreant urge of the world" ("Song of Myself" 44-45) have led Miller, Shapiro, and Slote to conclude that Whitman sees the world as a "sexual pantheist" because for him it is "infused by creative sexual vitality" (25).
"Urge and urge and urge/Always the procreant urge of the world," wrote Walt Whitman in "Song of Myself," a blast of self-actualization whose bracing textures provide a kind of music against which to set Samaras's wondrous investigations into what it means to be.
Sometimes the coincidence in sound is poorer: procreant and foutant share only their terminal phoneme, but Queneau squashes them together all the same, confounding the difference in register: "par toi les animaux en leur lieu en leur temps / savourent la planete en y procrefoutant" (IV, 117).
There must be two hundred members just in my home temple who grew up in procreant cliques, and no one says a word about it."
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