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Analysis and comments on Ask Me by William Stafford

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Comment 12 of 35, added on August 7th, 2012 at 6:00 PM.


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Comment 10 of 35, added on October 26th, 2011 at 1:26 PM.

i hate this poem. burn it with fire

Comment 9 of 35, added on October 26th, 2011 at 1:26 PM.

I love this poem, it speaks to me.

Comment 8 of 35, added on May 6th, 2010 at 5:28 PM.
Use of the poem

I've used this poem in my health services management class with
undergraduates. It has been very effective in stimulating introspection
about life-as-career-as-life; it has helped our discussions about the role
of work vis-a-vis the rest of our lives.
I would highly recommend it.

Richard from United States
Comment 7 of 35, added on November 16th, 2009 at 10:32 AM.


Aj from New Zealand
Comment 6 of 35, added on November 6th, 2009 at 3:55 PM.

We are looking at a moving river during the span of the poem. The
solidifying of the river will occur when the time is right and all of the
necessary conditions exist. Until then the questions are unanswerable.
Life, like the river is too fluid, active and full of uncertainty to allow
for any conjecture about cause and effect, what has been or what will be.
The river is flowing from somewhere to somewhere without any necessity to
think through or analyze the process. No doubt there are elements that have
influenced its current condition but without being able to freeze it in
place and examine it in that temporary state, its complexity prevents us
from seeing them. The essence of the river is its motion, its surge of
energy from where it comes to where it goes by whatever route it takes to
get there. A frozen river is temporary and unnatural. It was not meant to
be locked in place, and even frozen has secret unseen stirrings. "What the
river says, that is what I say."

Brad Owens from United States

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Poet: William Stafford
Poem: Ask Me
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Mar 22 2005

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