Our Side Summary
Carol Muske-Dukes

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Our Side Summary

Carol Muske-Dukes's poem “Our Side,” published in 2003, is about the loss of a lover. Many of the poems in Sparrow, the collection in which this poem appears, are about death. The collection is dedicated to the poet's husband, David Dukes, who died unexpectedly in 2000. In “Our Side,” the speaker tries to call back the spirit of someone she has loved and who has died. She wants him to return in some form to “our...

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