And still the world pursues,
and still the world pursues,
This recalls the conclusion of the Philomela myth in Ovid’s Metamorphoses in which Tereus pursues Philomel and Prochne across the parapat of the Palace at Thebes. As they reach the edge of the wall Philomel is transformed in to a Nightingale and
Still she cries “Jug-Jug”
As the world pursues her. Philomel functions as a synecdote for sexual desire in this line.
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