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Analysis and comments on Divorce by Jack Gilbert

Comment 6 of 6, added on January 25th, 2012 at 12:28 PM.
Test, just a test

Hwantto say thank you for this interesting article! =) Peace, Joy.

juilacilK from United States
Comment 5 of 6, added on June 19th, 2008 at 10:25 PM.

Regardless of his intention I responded emotionally because I was reminded
of a confounding experience I had after one breakup in which I woke up
Furthermore I disapprove of the comment invoking Wallace Stevens. Good

Ricky Blue from United States
Comment 4 of 6, added on January 14th, 2007 at 2:00 PM.

First of all what are you people smoking? The whole point is emptiness and
not in a zen way--there is no Wallace ironical hedonism or lao tuz peace.
Have you ever suffered trauma but been so hurt your equilibrium refused the
present and insisted on shoving the tranquility of the past--minus what
ever was the problem between them--into the future right over the bare
intolerable facts? The crying, not hers or his but the moan of a broken
heart. The dark and evidently cold empty house. The moon unbroken by any
one onto the concrete--the hard facts, the big empty.

Rick Penkwitz from United States
Comment 3 of 6, added on May 1st, 2006 at 11:46 AM.

A nice way of just saying, "Things are what they are." A better poet wrote,
"Let be be finale of seem."

john from United States
Comment 2 of 6, added on September 8th, 2005 at 12:44 AM.

Nothing is more beautiful than awakening to the truths of your own life,
even if it happens with a jolt!!

shikha from India
Comment 1 of 6, added on August 30th, 2005 at 9:22 PM.

I loved the poem. How wonderful to suddenly awaken to the light of your
life now. You are free to start with anythig. Nothing can hold you back.

lesley mulcahey from United States

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Poet: Jack Gilbert
Poem: Divorce
Volume: Views of Jeopardy
Year: 1962
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 7716 times
Poem of the Day: Dec 18 2010

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