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Blessing the Boats - From next (1988), "my dream about the poet" Summary & Analysis

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From next (1988), "my dream about the poet" Summary

This is an extended image of the poet's dream of a poet. She sees the image and thinks it is a man holding a piece of wood, a carving. He speaks to the dreamer, the poet, telling her that he is carving a world with citizens, trees, and other things he would put into a world. When someone tells him it is no world but just a poet, he laughs, or at least the poet thinks he is laughing.

From next (1988), "my dream about the poet" Analysis

This is a poet discussing, slant-wise, the role of the poet, the artist, creating a world with his art. In this poem, Clifton sees the poet as a man, just as she sees God in the role of a man...

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