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Analysis and comments on Transit by Richard Wilbur

Comment 2 of 2, added on December 29th, 2013 at 3:15 PM.
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Can anyone analyze this poem, especially the last line?

Paul Van Deusen from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on December 6th, 2009 at 10:15 AM.

I first reasd this poem while riding on a NYC subway when I was dispalyed
as part of some sort of promotion. It seemed so appropriate to be reading
it while "commuting" as is the subject in the poem. I was particularly
captured by the imagery of a "whip mapping the countries of the air".
Neeldess to say I have never forgotten it.

Rusty Merenda

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Poet: Richard Wilbur
Poem: Transit
Added: Apr 28 2005
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Poem of the Day: Jul 27 2014

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