by Kay Ryan
Find quotes from this poem, with commentary from Shmoop. Pick a theme below to begin.
Freedom and Confinement Quotes
She can ill afford the chances she must takeIn rowing toward the grasses that she eats. (3-4)
Who would be a turtle who could help it? (1)
Women and Femininity Quotes
She can ill afford the chances she must take (3)
[…] almost any slopeDefeats her modest hopes. (6-7)