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Unread 07-06-2019, 12:11 AM
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Catherine,

The poem itself is binary, three stanzas of a down dark mood; three stanzas of an up light mood, two independent, contrasting thoughts divided by an (invisible) pivotal/contrasting semicolon. I’m not clear about a “children’s moon,” except for possibly suggesting the innocent and awed reaction of a child looking up to it—N’s salvation a recovery of the child’s perspective, a stay against abyss, though not necessarily forever. The sweats and swinging moods are familiar and the poem seems to say, perhaps, unavoidable; consequences avoidable--implicit in the orderly, Apollonian structure.
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