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

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From quilting (1991), "adam thinking" Summary

This short poem speaks of Adam's longing for Eve. He explains his intense desire for her because she is taken from his body in the form of a rib. He wants to tunnel back into her, a symbol for the strong sexual desire that men have. He does not even know his name yet, and struggles to "roar" it, but he cannot. He feels these desires so fiercely that he says he would rather not have been created as the first man, but rather simply born.

From quilting (1991), "adam thinking" Analysis

This is an interesting exploration of the fierce male sexual drive. It originates with Adam who has lost some of his bone and hungers to "tunnel back" to get connected again. He can hardly stand the feelings he has in this longing...

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