Comment 5 of 15, added on March 21st, 2008 at 5:22 AM.
what is the imagery in this poem ?
moon from Bahrain
Comment 4 of 15, added on May 9th, 2007 at 3:21 AM.
Very simple.. very true, and very beautiful. There is no frigate like a
book. Absolutely, it is the only means that can take you ages back in time,
and ages ahead in the future. As a magical carpet it carries you to the
wonders of the far lost worlds, through the dark jungle with its old trees,
above the golden shore of the unknown islands, to the mysterious lights of
Comment 3 of 15, added on October 19th, 2005 at 4:24 PM.
I really love this poem, figate, what a great word eh?
Comment 2 of 15, added on March 5th, 2005 at 12:16 PM.
I had to study this for an honors lit class. The second half of the poem
refers to a "frugal chariot." What a way to depict the physical body in
comparison to the mind and soul. Our bodies are frugal because they don't
hold the treasure of creativity. Also, the beauty of the physical
appearance pales when compared to the work that comes from the heart.
from United States
Comment 1 of 15, added on November 21st, 2004 at 7:02 PM.
My ten year old daughter asked me about my favorite poem. We found the
poem on this site and here are our thoughts about it.
There is no frigate like a book
It is true that there is no ship or any way of travel, better than a book
to take us to far away places. And a page of poetry can send us lands away
too. Just by reading, we can imagine ourselves in other universes, under
the sea, or on the soils of other countries.
Even the poorest person may read about distant places without having to pay
a fare to get there. Is not a book or a poem a cheap way to send our mind
and heart any where it wants to go.
stacy and maddie walker
from United States
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