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Analysis and comments on Adam's Complaint by Denise Levertov

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Comment 2 of 69, added on July 31st, 2005 at 1:53 PM.

'in its simple language and form the poem describes human nature as true
and simple as possible.Beyond the shallow veil of simplicity the
combination and choice of words is bewildering in the resulting
imagery.'the deepest well is not deep enough to drink the moon' is Ithink a
unique image.

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Comment 1 of 69, added on May 16th, 2005 at 7:17 AM.

I think this poem is talking about the first men on earth, according to the
bible. Adam and Eve had everything they could want. However, even though
God told them they could not have the fruit from that tree, they still ate
that fruit. That is where man got its greed. Whatever someone has they
always want more. The feelings I get from this poem are greed, and wanting.
No matter what, people always want more then than they can have. They
always want more then they are allowed. We cannot listen to anything
someone says. We always go to far, and then look back when we get the

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Poet: Denise Levertov
Poem: Adam's Complaint
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jun 5 2011

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