rachel
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rachel asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 decade ago

Flower in the Crannied Wall?

Flower in the crannied wall,

I pluck you out of the crannies,

I hold you here, root and all, in my hand,

Little flower -- but if I could understand

What you are, root and all, and all in all,

I should know what God and man is.

*This poem is very hard to understand...can you please help me INTERPRET the meaning of this poem LINE BY LINE?

It really fustrates me that I can't understand it...please don't tell me everyone has a different meaning...I KNOW there must be a general meaning...

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Just some random thoughts.

    Re-reading it you get a very good rhythm

    The poet has seen a flower struggling to survive in a crack

    He/ she plucks it out of curiosity

    It is a miracle of life but curiosity has killed it

    The writer had the power of life and death for the flower

    What is life ........where does the person / flower " go " when dead

    If we could understand that relationship then we might understand something about God

    Hope that helps you think about the poem .....Who is it by ?

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