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  1. Oct 2021
    1. My mistake was thinking I could be anythingother than hungry.My mistake was thinking I could be anything other

      three lines three different way to interpret. to be anything to be anything other than XXX to be anything other (is this the same as to be anything else? )

    2. Lying motionless

      Accessing memory but failing just like trying to get a glimpse through a curtained window. Lying motionless here and now? Or when every one was afraid? Is the terrible effort the effort to access memory?

    3. could not get to return

      Not just he could not, he could not get to

    4. attempts

      The woods as an action, like a quest where the speaker attempts and works towards a connection.

    5. lent

      strange strange verb here; Lent to whom from the daughter?

    6. His

      First instance of using third person "Him"?

    7. I looked back and could never quite touch it

      Again reference to a memory -- a past that is real but can't be touched

    8. unfurling

      to spread or shake out from a furled state like a sail or a flag

    9. ived a recall

      Again reference to the past

    10. windy

      Strong wind contrasts the stillness of the people. Just because there is movement of the wind does not mean it is not idle. Rather, it enhances it.

    11. to liaison

      Liaison is not really a verb but still one can connect, one can make phonetic connection between words or social connection, often illicit, between peoples. What does this mean?

    12. could not understand why, corrected or destroyed, I used to be delighted

      Such a strange remembrance of the past. "miserable" and "harm" is the result of "correction" or "destruction" of what used to be "delight".

    13. material, namely miserable, muffled-up

      alliteration

    14. remember present, read to represent a promise

      word play

    15. football field of forest

      Alliteration

    16. pardon

      Both as a verb as tomorrow will pardon (whom?) and as an expression of hesitation after a comma.

    17. reticence

      state of being reserved; strained with regard to speaking freely

    18. you

      Confusion over first and second person pronouns. Is the "you" towards the reader?

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