| Quote #1
Like a vessel at the launch
Laura is compared to a ship after all the lines have been drawn in and the anchor is up. She seems to have completely lost her self-"restraint." No more inhibitions. It's time to go for some goblin fruit.
| Quote #2
She sucked and sucked and sucked the more
These lines hardly need our commentary – they're like fruit porn.
| Quote #3
"Do you not remember Jeanie,
Jeanie is used as a cautionary tale in this poem – an example of what happens to women who eat the fruit but don't have a sister to redeem them. The word "bowers" here could have a double meaning, since "bower" can mean both a shady part of a garden and a woman's dressing room. And "plucking flowers" from a woman's private dressing room sounds an awful lot like a metaphor for sex.