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Analysis and comments on The Long Boat by Stanley Kunitz

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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Poet: Stanley Kunitz
Poem: The Long Boat
Added: May 20 2005
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Poem of the Day: Jul 3 2013

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