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Introduction & Overview of Ten Years after Your Deliberate Drowning by Robin Behn

Robin Behn
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Introduction

Robin Behn's "Ten Years after Your Deliberate Drowning" is a poem about life and love as well as about death. It incorporates images of a benevolent nature and also nature gone awry. It is about love that transcends physicality and flows into eternity. It is simple, and it is complex.

Through her use of extended metaphor, which in this poem centers on two moths, Behn tries to make sense of death while simultaneously trying to make sense of love and the loss of it. The poem is personal and from that most intimate point of view becomes universal, for who has not experienced, or at least pondered, the emotions that emanate from the incomprehensible concepts of love and death? As Behn delves into these two abstractions, she takes her readers with her, gently inviting them to look at both the wonder and the pain.

A copy of the poem can be found in Behn's second collection of poetry, The Red Hour (1993).

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