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Adrienne Rich - In Those Years

In those years, people will say, we lost track
of the meaning of we, of you
we found ourselves

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Poet: Adrienne Rich
Poem: In Those Years
Poem of the Day: Dec 17 2013

Comment 3 of 3, added on January 4th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.

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Comment 2 of 3, added on March 5th, 2009 at 3:56 PM.

I first found this poem through a search I did in high school, around the year 2000, for Graduation-type things. Back then, I took the poem to mean a parting of ways. Over the years, the poem stuck with me; I'd look it up every once and a while, and its meaning changed for me over time. I late understood the work's intention to warn against getting too wrapped up in other people. It wasn't until recently that I've begun to understand it as a warning against getting too wrapped up in yourself.

Laurie from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on September 28th, 2005 at 11:07 AM.

this poem goes so to the heart of my sense of having lived in the 20th century. it is a friend from the 60s who led me to it, a friend with whom I share efforts to live an authentic personal life, with whom i have suffered the separation from "we", and with whom I continue to respond to the "dark birds of history" who demand our love for each other.

dwight Eastman from United States

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