Their anger rushed galloping in brute attack,
A charge of trampling hooves on shaken soil;
Hate gripped hate and love broke in on love,
Will wrestled with will on mind's invisible ground;
Other's sensations passing through like waves
Left quivering the subtle body's frame.
He tore desire up from its bleeding roots
And offered to the gods the vacant place.
(Book three, Canto three)
An abyss yawned suddenly beneath her heart.
A vast nameless fear dragged at her nerves
As drags a wild beast its half-slaughtered prey.
(Book seven, Canto six)