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Analysis and comments on On Being Asked To Write A Poem Against The War In Vietnam by Hayden Carruth

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Comment 1 of 3, added on November 9th, 2009 at 6:04 PM.

On a first reading it might appear that this a pessimistic poem about what
poetry can't do, rather than what it can. It's really powerful and menacing
and leaves you with a sense of futility. Until you ask yourself what it is
poetry can be expected to do- of course death still smirks. In itself a
poem is nothing. It's what it does to us that counts. It is we who can stop
wars- not the poem.

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Poet: Hayden Carruth
Poem: On Being Asked To Write A Poem Against The War In Vietnam
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Aug 2 2007

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