famous poetry
Roleplay | Writing Forum | Viral news today | Music Theory

The Journey Analysis

Author: Poetry of James Wright Type: Poetry Views: 195

Roleplay | Writing Forum | Viral news today | Music Theory
Anghiari is medieval, a sleeve sloping down

A steep hill, suddenly sweeping out

To the edge of a cliff, and dwindling.

But far up the mountain, behind the town,

We too were swept out, out by the wind,

Alone with the Tuscan grass.Wind had been blowing across the hills

For days, and everything now was graying gold

With dust, everything we saw, even

Some small children scampering along a road,

Twittering Italian to a small caged bird.We sat beside them to rest in some brushwood,

And I leaned down to rinse the dust from my face.I found the spider web there, whose hinges

Reeled heavily and crazily with the dust,

Whole mounds and cemeteries of it, sagging

And scattering shadows among shells and wings.

And then she stepped into the center of air

Slender and fastidious, the golden hair

Of daylight along her shoulders, she poised there,

While ruins crumbled on every side of her.

Free of the dust, as though a moment before

She had stepped inside the earth, to bathe herself.I gazed, close to her, till at last she stepped

Away in her own good time.Many men

Have searched all over Tuscany and never found

What I found there, the heart of the light

Itself shelled and leaved, balancing

On filaments themselves falling. The secret

Of this journey is to let the wind

Blow its dust all over your body,

To let it go on blowing, to step lightly, lightly

All the way through your ruins, and not to lose

Any sleep over the dead, who surely

Will bury their own, don't worry.


Roleplay | Writing Forum | Viral news today | Music Theory

||| Analysis | Critique | Overview Below |||

There have been no submitted criqiques, be the first to add one below.

Post your Analysis


Roleplay | Writing Forum | Viral news today | Music Theory
Most common keywords

The Journey Analysis James Wright critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. The Journey Analysis James Wright Characters archetypes. Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Quick fast explanatory summary. pinkmonkey free cliffnotes cliffnotes ebook pdf doc file essay summary literary terms analysis professional definition summary synopsis sinopsis interpretation critique The Journey Analysis James Wright itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help

Poetry 217
Poetry 40
Poetry 109
Poetry 24
Poetry 155
Poetry 147
Poetry 51
Poetry 120
Poetry 66
Poetry 35
Poetry 102
Poetry 90
Poetry 82
Poetry 86
Poetry 116
Poetry 40
Poetry 3
Poetry 126
Poetry 59
Poetry 182