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- v. Present participle of elegize.
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I wanted to not cry when they sang "Danny Boy" at his funeral, elegizing the prodigal son who'd gone astray, lashing out at everyone loved him, seeking relief from a wound that would never heal.
The fragmented modernism of T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland" couldn't seem further from Milton's pastoral imagery, but Eliot's elegizing of himself and the modern world repeated the same pattern.
Because I am not worthy of elegizing you as long as I am alive?
That's because back then -- when Joni Mitchell was elegizing her 15th St. half-floor-through in "Chelsea Morning," and Carly Simon was moving into the Murray Hill walk-up where, she's said, "I hated to sleep alone and because it was the Sixties I never had to," and Carole King was leaving a New Jersey tract house and husband for sexy Laurel Canyon -- we were just a few years away from novels (not just Rona Jaffe's but Keroauc's) that painted unattached female non-virgins exactly one color: desperate.