Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #4

[…] Forgive me, Rough
God, because I walked outside to praise the stars,
And thought I was more important than the stars. (17-19)

The last lines of this poem are the resolution of the speaker's competitions. Once he admits that he was trying to compete with his loved ones, he realizes the inherent contradiction in feeling superior to what he loves. Game over.

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