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Comment 21 of 61, added on May 15th, 2008 at 10:35 AM.
In response to Danny boy I don't agree that you have to have compassion or
intellect to enjoy writing and you may have compassion and intellect too
and not enjoy writing.
robert from Andorra
Comment 20 of 61, added on March 20th, 2008 at 10:21 AM.
It amazes me that there are certain people who go to the trouble of posting
a comment on here informing the masses that they don't understand this poem
and that its mundane/boring whatever. Maybe these people are exploring the
worng type of literature.....try OK magazine or HELLO ! This poem to me
reads as though Carver himself is able to find relief from all the chaos in
his life, perhaps his fears of ill health, leaving behind loved ones etc.
He focuses on the two boys outside delivering papers and is overcome by the
innocence and purity of their presence. Yes they are "just paperboys"
however, anyone with a single ounce of compassion or intellect should find
some kind of pleasure in entering into the writer's mindset. I love this
poem. Anyone who has had pain in their lives like myself I am sure will
find solice in this poem.
from United Kingdom
Comment 19 of 61, added on March 17th, 2008 at 11:19 PM.
Carver is my favourite writer and poet, I love his simplicity, lack of
pretentions and subtleness. I had read this poeam thousands of times and it
never stops amazing me his straightness, his almost totally naked writing.
Comment 18 of 61, added on June 24th, 2007 at 4:04 AM.
This is beautifull poem about a beautifull moment.That is happiness.
vanja from Yugoslavia
Comment 17 of 61, added on June 12th, 2007 at 11:46 PM.
i think this was a good poem. i took a while for me to understand it but
whin i did i totally got the whole meaning of what you where talking about.
Jimisha from United States
Comment 16 of 61, added on March 8th, 2007 at 8:22 PM.
I really liked this poem. I resently had to memorize it for school. It
pretty much shows you that Happiness doesnt just come to you and that you
have to look for it.
Nicole from Canada
Comment 15 of 61, added on April 25th, 2006 at 5:32 PM.
i thought that it was an okay poem and I don't care what u say!!!!
Comment 14 of 61, added on March 18th, 2006 at 10:00 PM.
I wouldn't say it's wrong to bash. Everyone has an opinion and a right to
share it(respectfully). But if you are going to bash it, then explain why.
And 'I think it's stupid' doesn't ccount. Be articulate. And if you don't
understand it and a lot of others do, then maybe you need to ask yourself
why you're missing something. And then, maybe ask someone what they get out
of it and why they get what they do. Believe me, you will only be a greater
person for it, by growing. It should be an ongoing process for us all.
I wanted to comment on the poem though. I thought it perfect. He sees these
two young boys and in them he sees contentment. And in seeing their
happiness and contentment, I feel he pulls in a little bit for himself.
There's so much there, the boys innocence, lack of responsibility,
uncomplicated friendship, their simple life, that could be cherished.
from United States
Comment 13 of 61, added on March 5th, 2006 at 8:46 AM.
this poem is simply very very nice. there is nothing to say anything more
about this poem
kavya from India
Comment 12 of 61, added on March 1st, 2006 at 7:09 PM.
I think this poem was boring!
I had to do this for a report.
It doesn't make sense AT ALL!!!
But I have to petend to understand it.
So what their paperboys. I mean come on, it's not fasinating.
Olivia from United States
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