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Blessing the Boats - From the book of light (1993), "further note to clark" Summary & Analysis

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From the book of light (1993), "further note to clark" Summary

The subtitle says, "do you know how hard this is for me?/do you know what you're asking?" The short verse is an extended metaphor of the poet as water pouring fast and hard like Niagara Falls. This water is clinging to the edge and is struggling not to go over the edge. It accuses Clark Kent of never doing anything but staying safe.

From the book of light (1993), "further note to clark" Analysis

As a companion poem to the former poem, this verse gives a strong, powerful image of water that does not want to tumble over the edge in a torrent as crazily powerful as Niagara Falls. She has not tumbled but she has had no help. Clark Kent, for all...

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