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Blessing the Boats - From quilting (1991), "photograph" Summary & Analysis

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From quilting (1991), "photograph" Summary

This poem is about viewing the poet's grandchildren in a black and white photo, where they are spinning and playing. The poet requests in a prayer that the universe keep them turning in beauty because trouble also spins around in the world.

From quilting (1991), "photograph" Analysis

This poem is an image, a vignette, of a black and white photo of children playing the universal game of spinning around and around. The poet compares their spinning to the troubles that turn around and around in the world, and addresses the universe in a prayer that the children keep playing the childish game instead of spinning into trouble.

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