her breast was oak, her shoulders oak; /
Her arms likewise you'd think were changed
to long / Branches and, thinknig so, you'd
not be wrong."
A very striking and unnerving — even
particularly uncanny — depiction of
the grotesque demotion of person into
Punishment for violence
Particularly one of absolute disembodiment
that is dismemberment.
Galatea as a Philemon as
inversion an Ovidian