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Stanley Kunitz - The Long Boat

When his boat snapped loose
from its mooring, under
the screaking of the gulls,
he tried at first...

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Poet: Stanley Kunitz
Poem: The Long Boat
Poem of the Day: Jul 3 2013

Comment 2 of 2, added on November 16th, 2005 at 3:48 PM.

This is a good poem.

Vinnie from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on July 29th, 2005 at 9:24 PM.

This poem spoke to me directly about the end of life, leaving all things, although one loves the earth--all thingswill leave at the time of death or even extreme old age. Then our standards and our attachments are cast in an extreme shadow, as if paltry things, no longer of the essence. Yet there is not a reprieve from such a conclusion. The poet's kindly expression on a National Public Radio site, which quoted this poem, is different from the uncompromising nature of the meaning as I understand it.
It seemed to me a wonderful contribution.

Judith Graham from United States

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