The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 - Chapters 6-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 6-8 Summary

The Uncollected Poems begin with Pleasure Seas, a work about the ocean off the Florida Keys and how it compares to the perfect flat surface of the walled off swimming pool.

While the swimming pool is fine, the ocean has much more character and is like a well ventilated ballroom filled with neon colors, weeds, fish, and light that makes the water glitter like tinsel. The people who are in the pool, on the plane or the yacht are happy together while the ocean is dancing happily all by itself.

The Mountain details the thoughts of a structure that has existed for an unrecorded amount of time. The landscape changes, the mist clogs its ears and the birds do not sound like they used to. Yet the haunting refrain from The Mountain is that it does not know its age and...

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