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NOT JUST A PLATFORM FOR MY DANCE by Marilyn Dumon. What does this poem mean; paraphrase...

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timid1995 | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

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NOT JUST A PLATFORM FOR MY DANCE by Marilyn Dumon. What does this poem mean; paraphrase and line by line thought by thought?

NOT JUST A PLATFORM FOR MY DANCE by Marilyn Dumont

this land is not 
just a place to set my house my car my fence 

this land is not
just a plot to bury my dead my seed

this land is 
my tongue my eyes my mouth

this headstrong grass and relenting willow 
these flat-footed fields and applauding leaves 
these frank winds and electric sky lines

are my prayer
they are my medicine


and they become my song

this land is not 
just a platform for my dance

 

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