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From next (1988), "my dream about falling" Summary

This poem is a mixture of dream imagery and conceptual thought. In the dream, the woman is falling. She calls herself fruitful and in the dream, she notices she is an apple.

She has thought that the blossom (of the apple, presumably) was for always and that the tree would be always fruitful, like herself. However, she realizes that the falling is factual, for sure, but that the tree is only part of the dream.

From next (1988), "my dream about falling" Analysis

This is not a literal poem. It lives in its images and how they roll through the poet's understanding. She knows she is a fruitful woman, which can be literal, as in motherhood, or symbolic, as in the creative work that she does. She feels that she...

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