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Thread #138935 Message #3222190
Posted By: Penny S.
12-Sep-11 - 06:12 PM
Thread Name: Kipling with the Tradition
Subject: RE: Kipling with the Tradition
And I wonder if anyone can help me with a bit of interpretation of one of his Indian poems "La Nuite Blanche) in which he describes a night of hallucinations.
I recall once reading in a footnote that when he says "they said I had the jims on" it was a reference to datura, or jimsonweed, which would fit the context. I have not been able to find this again anywhere, and there are other possibilities. Have any of you who read him seen this anywhere? I can't believe I imagined it.