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Blessing the Boats Chapter Summary & Analysis - From the book of light (1993), "far memory 2" Summary

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From the book of light (1993), "far memory 2" Summary

The subtitle of this poem is "someone inside me remembers." This very short poem runs through the changes that the nun has gone through, shaving her head and hiding her legs so she will not be vain. She refers to her fingers as holy and her body as promised to something "more certain/than myself."

From the book of light (1993), "far memory 2" Analysis

This poem suggests the submission of the passions of the body (and soul) to become a holy nun. The woman in the poem has had her head shaved and all her body covered to prevent vanity and sin. She has turned her fingers, which can be vehicles of love, into "places of prayer." She refers to her whole...

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