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American Primitive: Poems Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Sea, Happiness, Music, Climbing the Chagrin River and Tecumseh Summary

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The Sea, Happiness, Music, Climbing the Chagrin River and Tecumseh Summary

In "The Sea", stroke-by-stroke, the narrator's body remembers that life and her legs want to join together which would be paradise. The sea is a dream house, and nostalgia spills from her bones. She longs to give up the inland and become a flaming body on the roughage of the sea; it would be a perfect beginning and a perfect conclusion. In "Happiness", the narrator watches the she-bear search for honey in the afternoon. The bear finds it and digs for it among the swarming bees. She digs with her tongue and claws it into her mouth until she begins to sway, either full, sleepy or drunk. The bear releases the branches and lifts her muzzle into the leaves and her arms into the air as though she would...

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