Oedipus fears mass destruction of the city of Thebes ("with the god's good help success is sure; 'tis ruin if we fail," line 146), while the words "weltering surge of blood" (line 24), "fiery plague" (line 166), "the land is sore distressed" (line 685), and "wailing on the altar stair, wives and grandams rend the air, long-drawn moans and piercing cries blent
with prayers and litanies" (lines 184-186) (2,3) all illustrate vividly the severity of the situation.
This is fairly close to Justice Scalia's view as well, although in his understanding "blent
theisms" refers exclusively to good upstanding Christian sorts of God, and not the more unsavory foreign kinds.
Evening falls Like a dead fly on the knot of blent
wire and mortar and cement ...
The church building exercises this influence because, as Larkin's speaker concludes, it serves as a receptacle for peoples' thoughts, a place in which the focus of one's mind can go beyond the demands of the everyday and seek out something deeper and more lasting; a form, perhaps, of wisdom: "A serious house on serious earth it is / In whose blent
air all our compulsions meet / Are recognized, and robed as destinies" (Collected 97).
Reading myths, #1: "Reading is linear." Au contraire Claire, reading is in a bent hoop belle of oval what blatant Valerie blent
is what that, obviously.
Declaring offhandedly that he has "no idea / What this accoutred frowsty barn is worth" (53-54), the speaker proceeds quasi-liturgically to extol precisely what he deems its "worth" to be: "A serious house on serious earth it is, / In whose blent
air all our compulsions meet, / Are recognised, and robed as destinies" (55-57).
NONAGRAM: able; abler; albert; alert; alter; antler; bale; baler; battle; belt; blare; blatter; blear; bleat; blent
; blue; bluer; bluet; blunt; blunter; blur; blurt; brutal; burl; butler; earl; elan; lane; late; latent; later; latten; latter; lean; leant; learn; learnt; lent; lube; lunate; lune; lure; lute; nebula; nebular; neural; neutral; nutlet; ratel; rattle; real; rebuttal; renal; rental; ruble; rule; runlet; table; tablet; tale; talent; teal; tubal; tunable; TURNTABLE; turtle; ulna; ulnar; ultra; unable; unreal.
In Philip Larkin's poem 'Church Going' (1954) the poet is surprised by his own inability to maintain a flippant attitude throughout his visit to a church: A serious house on serious earth it is, In whose blent
air all our compulsions meet, Are recognized, and robed as destinies.
It was precisely twelve o'clock; twelve by Big Ben; whose stroke was wafted over the northern part of London; blent
with that of other clocks, mixed in a thin ethereal way with the clouds and wisps of smoke, and died up there among the seagulls--twelve o'clock struck as Clarissa Dalloway laid her green dress on the bed, and the Warren Smiths walked down Harley Street.
Liddell Kelly ends his sonnet 'May conquering and conquered blood be blent
/ And breed new beauty and virility!', indicating the way in which the dying race myth could be used as a positive metaphor for miscegenation.
jumped into action when little Dylan Forbes's mum saw smoke pouring from her window and heard a tiny cry of "Mum".
As he faces "another world" than combat, the narrator has a spasm of anger at Bland, which passes as "The band blent
with the cold along the bones" (428).