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  1. Feb 2022
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    1. While the world is full of-troubles

      I percieve a vague reference to childhood, innocence and sleeping with these two final lines. Sleeping similar to being a child is often associated with vulnerability. Two words together "stolen" and "child" make it even more sinister. As in the child, is either mentally or physically being stolen away from the world. When they grow up, they are "stolen" by faeries.

    2. Come away, O human child!

      sinister and innocent at the same time.

    3. nd wat

      "clay" elicits ideas of rebirth and reformation; a new shape, a new you.

      "wattle" as well--is symbolically laden with anatomy connotations, but also can be reference to twings, and other images of nature.

    4. et’s wings

      bird can symbolize freedom or captivity in a poem. Because he mentions too, the bird's wings as a separate entity. There is a distinctive image or flight, liberation, freedom.

    5. And live alone in

      he's going back to nature.

    6. small cabin bui

      seclusion? isolation?

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    1. Who

      interested to hear the take on this poem in class discussion. I have no takeaway, seems cryptic.

    2. ved the sorrows of your changing face;

      beauty seen in context with senescence

      reminds me of the song, "old age" by nirvana/hole

    3. When you are old and grey and full of sleep

      he again references "sleep", but by talking about old age instead of childhood like in "stolen child".

      perhaps sleep can be seen in context with birth and death.

    4. ere we only white birds, my

      hmmm....the only white birds...as if too say the only pure ones??? pure as in what?

    5. entation of the leaves, Could but compose man’s image and his cry

      now the leaves themselves lament. does nature inform man or does man inform nature?

      seems like a chicken or the egg riddle...

    6. Had blotted out man’s image and his cr

      nature vs man. how nature overpowers the insignificance of man and his pain.

      why does the sky and the leaves not hear the man's cry or see his image? is it because it is greater than he?