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Analysis and comments on The Great Fires by Jack Gilbert

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Comment 9 of 73, added on March 16th, 2009 at 4:53 PM.

Yes, the poem is great. I like it such much that I would like to translate
it into polish. But I don't quite sure if I understant everything corret.
Please, help me with interpretation.

Armanda from Poland
Comment 8 of 73, added on January 7th, 2009 at 11:25 PM.

This poem puts the feelings of love into words. I think its a great poem.
The part about Isaiah is the part that makes me smile.

"Isaiah said each man walks in his own fire for his sins. well a man/women
in love is on fire and we do sometimes sin in the blindness of love. Anyway
thats my take on the part about what Isaiah said.

Diana Holmes from United States
Comment 7 of 73, added on December 1st, 2008 at 5:35 AM.

I do really like this poem because it helps me to understand my own
feelings... any time I think like I need a piece of advice I just read

Alona from Ukraine
Comment 6 of 73, added on April 25th, 2007 at 1:29 PM.

I think this poem is stupid i hate it with all my guts i hope who ever
wrote this gets it and writes me back i wanna have a talk to u

MaryJane from United States
Comment 5 of 73, added on May 13th, 2006 at 9:34 PM.

this is really a great poem. it really explains what i feel about love ,
its like everything i feel , just in words.

sara from Canada
Comment 4 of 73, added on April 23rd, 2006 at 7:54 PM.

This poem was an excellent explanation of what love really is. I've been
doing research on love poetry, and this particular poem is one of the best.

Ana Valerious from Romania

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Poet: Jack Gilbert
Poem: The Great Fires
Volume: The Great Fires
Year: 1994
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Apr 28 2009

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