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Comment 7 of 37, added on March 29th, 2006 at 8:07 PM.
Today I read this poem for the fist time in my English class. It really
reached out to me in a way that I am unable to fully express. It was just
so easy for me to elaborate how I felt about this poem when the teacher
inquired. I will have to agree, but only to a certain extent. Do you not
think that this poem could even be talking about two guys? Absurd? Maybe.
But I think that the relationship between these two people are very
platonic and that their is no sign or motive to state that it is a "couple"
involved in a romantic way so to say. It seems to me these two know
eachother so well and have a way with one another that they are able to
enjoy eachother's company in any circumstance. It does not matter that they
had to ride a ferry all day, I mean it was exaughsting. These two had one
another to look past that and make the best out of a night that did not
seem to be a rendevous. It is the times like these in life that you truly
appreciate the little things. Everyweight is taken off of you when you have
someone to easily confide in and can put you at ease the way this
friendship couple could.
gabriella from Canada
Comment 6 of 37, added on October 10th, 2005 at 6:35 PM.
this poem is about the relationship of 2 lovers, enjoying what is known as
a 'cheap date' (the ferry rides are free) b/c this couple is poor and
overworked. it is a celebration of a poor couple's experience, mentally,
physically, and sexually.
anna from United States
Comment 5 of 37, added on September 22nd, 2005 at 9:01 PM.
Actually, this poem is about two male friends who thought that WW1 had just
ended. They were too tired to sleep so they went out and celebrated.
Bessyba from United States
Comment 4 of 37, added on September 1st, 2005 at 6:40 PM.
Now, I am still a high school senior, so I admit I am no expert on
interpreting poetry. I agree with everyone's comments about this poem
being about spending time with that special someone. But I got something
else from it as well. Couldn't it also be about making the best out of a
not so great situation? She complains about having to ride the ferry back
and forth all night long; however she concentrates on the high points of
the trip for a majority of the poem. Does anyone agree?
from United States
Comment 3 of 37, added on May 16th, 2005 at 1:19 PM.
Recuerdo is a great poem about memory or rememberance as well as being or
sharing a night with your lover.
Comment 2 of 37, added on February 14th, 2005 at 1:39 AM.
this poem pinpoints what love is all about most days you just spend time
with your lover you dont always do something incredible if your lover can
share a pair with you and your both happy that is special!
from United Kingdom
Comment 1 of 37, added on October 20th, 2004 at 6:05 PM.
Recuerdo is a beautiful ballad of a poem full of the concrete New York
imagery that marks much of Millay's work. It's an optimistic, romantic
description of lovers who spend a night just being with one another.
Perhaps they recently met. It is very distinct from the sad, regretful,
even cynical tone of much of Millay's other work
from United States
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