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    Default What does this poem mean?

    This poem doesn't make any sense.
    I'd like a stanza by stanza description of what's going on here...


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    Default Re: What does this poem mean?

    Welcome to the forum, jamesmorgan
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmorgan View Post
    This poem doesn't make any sense.
    I think you mean that it doesn't make any sense to you, i.e; that you don't understand it.
    I'd like a stanza by stanza description of what's going on here.
    You may receive a response, but most of us do not have time to give a full analysis of the meanings of poems, I am afraid. Are there any particular lines that puzzle you?
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: What does this poem mean?

    A poem is an attempt to invoke an emotional response in the reader. It does not need to make perfect grammatical sense.

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    Default Re: What does this poem mean?

    I don't think grammar is the problem here. There are a few difficult lines. But I think the last stanza is pretty clear, and sums up the theme. Try to understand the first and last stanzas then fill in whatever you can of the rest. I like the poem.

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    Default Re: What does this poem mean?

    Thank you very much for your comments.

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