Bonnard's Garden Summary
Rick Barot

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Bonnard's Garden Summary

Rick Barot's poem “Bonnard's Garden,” like a Romantic painting, is filled with images of nature, such as flowers, vines, clouds, shrubs, birds, and deer. The meaning of the poem is obscure, and the language only hints at its subjects, as if the speaker is in a dreamlike trance—or, more accurately, as if the speaker were like the “sleepwalking girl” who wanders, unexpectedly, in and out of the poem. The work first appeared...

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