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Blessing the Boats - From the book of light (1993), "far memory 7" Summary & Analysis

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From the book of light (1993), "far memory 7" Summary

The poem is subtitled "gloria mundi," the glory of the world, inferring the material world. The poem explores some of the basic truths of life, what one can really know. First, we can carry little with us, that we carry what we can hold in our "cupped hands" as we are born, or in other words, nothing. Then, some of us are born and some are "brought," inferring individuals not human. Finally, since this poem is speaking from the point of view of the nun, it is much more difficult to serve with focus and selflessness than it is to just have faith.

From the book of light (1993), "far memory 7" Analysis

This is a poem easily understood to be from a nun's point of view. It explores...

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