Wilderness - The Village Tapes: Poems Recorded December 7, 1970 Summary & Analysis

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The Village Tapes: Poems Recorded December 7, 1970 Summary

The opening poem on The Village Tapes paints a beautiful picture of the earth as a collection of ships, birds, planes and houses. He describes a plane ride in the next, describing the greed of the sea for metal, and the scene they step into upon landing. The third poem implores that his reader listen to wisdom that comes from the East, bringing the mind into control. He closes with a stanza that asks for forgiveness from Blacks, united while Morrison fears, and then falls into, darkness.

"Science of Night" describes the elements of the material world, as well as the elements of the family, and then describes a plane and his affection for the forest. In the next, he describes "the politics of ecstasy" whose operation in one's experience unites experiences with...

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