The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #2913997
Posted By: Rapparee
25-May-10 - 12:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Amos, Amos, Amos.... I have a degree in English Literature. We were trained to see in writings that which is hidden from others who are less enlightened. For example,
Little Bo-peep has lost her sheep
And doesn't know where to find them.
Leave them alone and they'll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.
No one can deny that this is, on the surface, a simple children's rhyme. Dig deeper and you will find a tale of a young lass who was betrayed by a callous lover (probably of the Upper Classes) and is now pregnant; unless she interferes with the pregnancy her "sin" will "come home" (vide passim. "chickens come home to roost" et al.) and happily (for the child or children will know nothing of their mother's "sin") coo in the cradle.
ALL writing, all communication, contains deeper levels than appear on the surface, even this one.