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Analysis and comments on The Olive Garden by Randall Jarrell

Comment 1 of 1, added on May 26th, 2011 at 12:17 AM.

This is so close to the original by Rilke, or at least to the translation
by J B Leishman which I have long known and loved, that I do not think it
should be called a poem by Randall Jarrell. The agony of Jesus in
Gethsemane is taken beyond the biblical account, to the agony of doubting
the very existence of God. Christ has been with us in the darkest hours we
can possibly imagine.

Barbara Moss from Sweden

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Poet: Randall Jarrell
Poem: The Olive Garden
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jun 3 2005

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