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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.
Now the spell is ended.
Give him back his life,
sea that can only move forward.
Thursday, January 1, 2004
COMMENTS
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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