Mudcat Café message #3104438 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89776   Message #3104438
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
28-Feb-11 - 02:41 PM
Thread Name: Jesse Winchester
Subject: RE: Jesse Winchester
There seem to be two camps! Whether you think 'literally' is used literally or not depends perhaps whether you are hopelessly romantic or helplessly cynical.

But if you think that it's just a meaningless filler, what meaning then do you attribute to 'brand new'? Are they just two more meaningless fillers? I'd say that Jesse's writing is a little better informed than that. I'll have to leave it there.

I guess most people caught his allusion to Shelley in Snow;

And I'm here to say that if winter comes
Then spring is way behind

Shelley's Ode to the West Wind;

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?