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American Primitive: Poems Chapter Summary & Analysis - May, White Night, The Fish, Honey at the Table and Crossing the Swamp Summary

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May, White Night, The Fish, Honey at the Table and Crossing the Swamp Summary

In "May", the blossom storm out of the darkness in the month of May. The bees dive into them, and the narrator also gathers their spiritual honey. The flowers possess the deepest certainty that this existence rides near the hub of a miracle that everything is part of. It is as good as a poem or a prayer and can make any dark place on earth appear luminous. In "White Night", the narrator floats all night in the shallow ponds as the moon wanders among the milky stems. Once, the narrator sees the moon reach out her hand and touch a muskrat's head; it is lovely. The narrator does not want to argue about the things that she thought she could not live...

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