Within itself the eternal pearl received us, as water doth receive a ray of light, though still itself uncleft
. (17) As Eliot observes, the "adjectives" are those that might be chosen from a scientific text, and the metaphors have a "rational necessity." (Eliot/Schuchard, 1993/1926, p.
Crowned in thorns, urchins on the halfshell top a basket of uncleft
fruits de mer , their briny, sweet, shucked nothings laid bare on mother-of-pearl.
Your breasts pointed up and forward, perfectly symmetrical, unmarked by the rude eye of a nipple, and your straight thighs met in a demure beige plastic Y, smooth, sealed, and uncleft
. Your little feet were so beautifully arched, ballerinalike, that you had to stand on tiptoe all the time, and your clothes fitted perfectly, every day of the month.
After taking the Northern Pacific, you uncleft
from the ways of commerce and walked beneath the arc lamps with a book of Mai-Yao Chen's poems in your back pocket.