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Odysseus' Decision

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The great man turns his back on the island.
Now he will not die in paradise
nor hear again
the lutes of paradise among the olive trees,
by the clear pools under the cypresses. Time
begins now, in which he hears again
that pulse which is the narrative
sea, at dawn when its pull is strongest.
What has brought us here
will lead us away; our ship

sways in the tinted harbor water.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
P A Noushad 16 October 2020

Opens my heart into greatness, dear friend Louise Gluck.

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JAMES 30 January 2018

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE POEM?

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Colleen Courtney 14 May 2014

Such a great little descriptive poem! Enjoyed this read much!

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