At its best, the repositioning freshens; at times, though, the recycling involves stacking lines, as opposed to pairing ones that grammatically enjamb into each-other--an example is "upshift and the song asserts itself/tram or bus tram or bus tram or bus"--so that a fabric is woven, paralleling the line "weaving theopathy
into the daily fabric," but the threads seem too loosely woven, too dependent on meaning purely by proximity not a more specific logic.
It is in this passage that Milton argues for the acceptance of theomorphism and theopathy
, and this is based on his explicit rejection of all previous forms of scriptural accommodation and the application of his own idiosyncratically literal theory of biblical interpretation.
But of course in the following "Anniad' (for which Brooks invented her own seven-line stanza), she gets no "paladin, /Prosperous and ocean-eyed,' no "hot theopathy
,' but a man who goes off with a "maple banshee,' "hissing gauzes in her gaze,/Coiling oil upon her ways,' leaving Annie to "the minuets of memory.