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Blessing the Boats - Study Guide From the book of light (1993), "far memory 4" Summary & Analysis

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From the book of light (1993), "far memory 4" Summary

The poem is subtitled "trying to understanding this life." It is another short poem in three stanzas. The nun feels that no matter how she tries, she cannot find comfort. She wonders whom she has failed that she must wake up cold each morning. She links herself to some unknown moment in history when a sister walked away from children being pulled to harm in a cart. A woman appears constantly in her dreams, "dragging her old habit," a double entendre referring to a real habit and a nun's dress. This old habit may refer to the passion in the preceding poem. She instead turns to a day of "rescue, rescue," referring to the nun's life of service.

From the book of light (1993), "far memory 4" Analysis

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