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A Dialogue Between The Soul And Body

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Soul
O Who shall, from this Dungeon, raise
A Soul inslav'd so many wayes?
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,1

In a vain Head, and double Heart.
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Shaun Cronick 08 August 2020

Marvell's poetry was quoted in the the 1946 movie A Matter Of Life And Death and another British movie called The Serpent's Kiss. So timeless indeed.

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Candice Williams 27 March 2005

No poem has ever made my heart lighter-my soul happier-nor amused my mind more than this one. Andrew Marvell has captured my heart with mirth! I love reading this poem.

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