Interpret "When All My Five and Country Senses See" by Dylan Thomas.
Ultimately, this poem is about understanding love and becoming symbiotic with nature, as symbolized by the "country senses" which augment the five ordinary ones with which each person is imbued. Through one's "country senses," or rather, when the "country senses" become able to fully perceive, we "forget green thumbs"—that is, forget the idea of interpreting nature and the world pragmatically, as something which results from our tending and our hard work. Rather, we will begin to perceive how the "vegetable eye" of the halfmoon pares, or carves out, love "in the frost" and then sets it aside for winter, the suggestion being that even the cold parts of nature, such as the winter frost, are an articulation of love.
The "whispering ears," Thomas...
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