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Analysis and comments on The Secret by Denise Levertov

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Comment 4 of 6, added on October 2nd, 2008 at 5:34 AM.

i think ots a very attracting poem but its very trick.

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Comment 3 of 6, added on August 6th, 2008 at 9:49 AM.

Poems can be interpreted in various ways, yes; but one remains limited to,
constrained by, the text, so a poem cannot willy-nilly mean "anything
whatsoever" or "wahtever one want's it to mean".

And that is the challenge when interpreting a poem: to stay within the
bounds of it.

Joseph from United States
Comment 2 of 6, added on February 12th, 2006 at 12:45 AM.

Denise Levertov was a very special poet. When a pair of teenage girls met
her, likley at a book signing, they told her one of the lines of her poems
had taught them the secret of life. However, they could not tell her the
name of the poem, nor the line. Rather than be offended, she found delight
in the fact that they had, evn for a moment, found such meaning in her
poem, rather in any poem, and that by forgetting the line so quickly they
could discover it over and over again. To discover personal meaning in a
line of poetry is the secret of poetry,Magical, isn't it, how someone can
write something out of nothing and have it speak to your heart. That is
what she is saying in this poem, that poetry is magical.

Nanci Warner from United States
Comment 1 of 6, added on January 24th, 2006 at 7:42 AM.

I think this poem shows how one poem can be viewed by many people and mean
something different each time

thomas from United States

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Poet: Denise Levertov
Poem: The Secret
Year: 1964
Added: May 7 2003
Viewed: 1862 times

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