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American Primitive: Poems - Bluefish, The Honey Tree, In Blackwater Woods, The Plum Trees and The Gardens Summary & Analysis

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Bluefish, The Honey Tree, In Blackwater Woods, The Plum Trees and The Gardens Summary

In "Bluefish", the narrator has seen the angels coming up out of the water. They appeared as she was drifting. They fly through the waves, charging hungrily after a school of minnows. She wonders where the earth tumbles beyond itself and becomes heaven. The bluefish pour over the minnows like fire and then fall back through the waves as the sea holds them quietly. In "The Honey Tree", the narrator climbs the honey tree at last and eats the pure light, the bodies of the bees, and the dark hair of leaves. There is such frenzy, but she is told that joy does that in the beginning. Maybe later she will return only sometimes and with a middling hunger, but now she climbs...

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