By Tess Gallagher
Thoughts and Symbols of This Poem
- Openness of Nature
- Wildlife Preservation
- Simple Life
I think this poem is mysterious and quite vague, however appealing to the senses with its careful wording, open nature feel, and dramatic pauses. When the lines end, the reader runs into an option: stop, or continue through the next line until a period in the middle of the next line. They can also do both, stop at the line and end and at the period. This is interesting because it leaves many ways for the poem to be interpreted and spoken aloud.