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God or whatever means the Good
Be praised that time can stop like this,
That what the heart has understood
Can verify in the body's peace
God or whatever means the Good. (Louis MacNeice)
The theme of this lyric in rhymed (ababa) iambic tetrameter poem in five-line stanzas is the happy bliss that occurs when two lovers meet at any place in any condition and experience the time-stopping transfixation of total absorption and adoration of the other in a full submersion of their presence. In this poem, the setting is a cafe where both are smoking. It doesn't matter where or when or what the activity, time stops for lovers.
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