Friday, July 16, 2010

In Spring and Summer Leaves May Blow

The title -- "In Spring and Sumer, Leaves May Blow" -- is a bit deceiving. The crux of the poem is not about spring or summer but about (metaphorically) what happens after summer's end.

For me, the strongest image was of the leaf that hold on and on after most leaves have dropped. Such an image of strength -- one that I thought, upon first read, Walter Cantor might leave us with. No, he goes on to compare friendship to those leaves that eventually fall. As for love behaving like those leaves? That he "can not say".

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