American Primitive: Poems - And Old Whorehouse, Rain in Ohio, Web, University Hospital, Boston and Skunk Cabbage Summary & Analysis

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In "An Old Whorehouse", the narrator and her companion climb through the broken window of the whorehouse and walk through every room. The place has been out of business for years and is empty except for the cobwebs. They are fourteen years old, and the dust cannot hide the glamour or teach them anything. They whisper and imagine; it will be years before they learn how effortlessly sin blooms and softens like a bed of flowers. In "Rain in Ohio", the robin cries, "rain" and the crow calls "plunder". The blacksnake halts his climb as the thunderheads whirl out of the wind. The robin sings "rain" and flies for cover, as the crow hunches and the blacksnake hides in the ground. In "Web...

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