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January 11, 2015

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Adriano Llosa

Who is the “their” in “Abandon, as in love or sleep, holds them to their way...

Is it still the geese? And if so, im not understanding the use of the word abandon

Jim Gordon

Hello Adriano, good to hear from you. I think "their" is deliberately ambiguous,meaning both geese and the pioneers who went West, whose names are remembered. In which case 'Abandon' refers to the letting go of the pioneers as they moved into the unknown, and also to the winged migration of geese travelling their thousands of miles.

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