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Comment 4 of 104, added on September 8th, 2005 at 11:54 AM.
I think my opinion will come too late. I love this poem very much, it was
love at first sight when I first read it. It is the metaphor of an
adventurous journey which unfortunately was not taken. Everybody's life is
a journey, but George Gray's life was a journey not taken. When you travel
you may have a lot of exciting experiences but you may also run risks and
this was something something he refused to do. I think Gray's life must
have been very boring.
Comment 3 of 104, added on September 5th, 2005 at 10:06 PM.
I think its a man reflecting on his life and comparing it to the ship
moored in the harbour. He equates his life as chisled in Marble -
something that we should never be. (Clay - is the best medium for the
molding of a great life.) He had chances and choices in life, but he didn't
risk it. He didn't take the road less travelled. He played it safe and
didn't risk his heart or his talents to reach out to life, to follow where
taking these risks would lead him. His fear stopped him from living life
FULLY and he regretted it. In the end he realized his error. His message to
me is: Take a risk, live life to the fullest and go where it leads you.
Don't be afraid to love even if it ends in pain, don't be afraid to take
chances, even if there's potential to fail. Make plans, Dream dreams and
live each day like you were dying.
Comment 2 of 104, added on May 2nd, 2005 at 10:07 PM.
The Poem was written from the perspective of a man who has died and is
looking back on his life with a fearfull realization that durring his life
he thought he was going somewhere, only to realize that in the end he never
accomplished anything, never took the risks necesary to create a
meaningfull life. It is a poem that has haunted me my whole life. The fear
of leading a Meaningless life scares me!
from United States
Comment 1 of 104, added on April 15th, 2005 at 11:40 AM.
I have to analyze this poem for english class...does anyone know what it
means...has anyone found an analysis anywhere? Please help me!!!!!!!!!
from United States
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