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Blessing the Boats - From the book of light (1993), "far memory 1" Summary & Analysis

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From the book of light (1993), "far memory 1" Summary

The subtitle of this poem is "a poem in seven parts," and each part has a number and another subtitle. This part 1 has a subtitle, "convent." It is a poem about an acolyte who becomes a nun, the inner story of her experience. This first poem begins with the image of areas of stone worn by knees, into which the new sister fits her own knees. She runs her hands over the brick wall, smelling it and feeling its texture, which is both powdery and wet. She can look up and see light coming through bars in a window. She hears the other nuns singing at "matins," or during morning worship. She universalizes the sound, making it the sound of all peace and the light of the...

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