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Comment 2 of 52, added on December 22nd, 2005 at 9:22 PM.
i think it's more about the country of Ireland and it's "progress" from
independent to british to independent again... i'm terrible with history,
but having lived in ireland i think whitman's view of the nation still
applies, it is a place that maintains life - cultural and historical life,
that is - even when it seems it has died. interesting...
stefjay from United States
Comment 1 of 52, added on September 16th, 2005 at 4:44 AM.
I'm not sure about this at all. Is the poet speaking of a son who has
migrated to America or is it deeper than that? is he suggesting that when
we die we leave one form only to take another somewhere else. That life
goes on through the earth and sky....I would be more comfortable with
that...but then i am a mother.
tillietee from Australia
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