Wilderness Setting & Symbolism

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The Trunkappears in The Opening of the Trunk

Symbolizing the mind in that, when opened, the universe is revealed and the individual allowed to search it for wisdom.

LAmericaappears in Throughout

Possibly meant to represent the world he entered when he move to LA for film school, and stayed throughout the beginning of his musical career. Sights and sounds of the city, as well as the late-night life he lived, flavored by alcohol and the attendant musings and reflections set in the scene of the city all fill poems under the heading of LAmerica. It is possible, since his poems were copied and reworked over and over from one notebook to another, that he intended to create an epic poem, combining all of the pieces under that one title.

Far Ardenappears in Poems 1966-1971, Far Arden

An ideal place in Morrison's poem, to which he longs to return...

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