Paul knew he had to labour like a woman weary after hours of labour pains to effect new life in people: ‘I travail again in birth.’
advice for those who wish to save great sorrow and travail
Springsteen often follows a songwriting strategy that dates back to songs such as ‘Badlands’, with verses full of travail , and choruses that ring with optimism.
And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail , to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.
Our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail .
The pathos of the Satrean autodidact resides in the nature of his ‘appeal’, the gaze for which he stages his behaviour, the symbolic Big Other to which he submits his uncomplaining travail .
A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow.
creation may travail in pain but it cannot escape its destiny
a woman in travail
Anesthetics and antiseptics have manacled the demon pain, and the curse of travail has been lifted from the soul of women.