A Dream Of Shoe

I didn't do on my shoe not willingly
Rather they refused to bear me
Walking no jumping ahead fast
Rest a while; rest; didn't pay heed my words
Walking across the shadowy path; dark forest
Passed jig-jug whirled round the mounting up
Fatigue extremely fatigue yet running and running
Suddenly I dreamt the shoe turned into bird
Flying and flying; the trees are keen to shelter
They ask to sit on the greenish brunches
The shoe flying and flying wouldn't like to sit
But must sit questing cheek
So called gentle men's cheek to be sat on....

by SRIRANJI ARATISANKAR

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Comments (5)

The Call to War seems to be an aphrodisiac to some men... probably young men who want to prove their bravery on a battlefield that they are sure they will march away from at the end of the day because youth think life immortal- Whitman you speak truth
The poem is talking about how a flag is beckoning men to ships before a war. It also seems that the flag is compared to a woman, but i don't quite understand that. Maybe it is that men are attracted to women, and the flag is attracting men to war. Also the poem seems to be joyous over the fact of preparing for war, which i don't understand either, sorry to all who read this, i wish i could analyze this better.
hes comparing a us flag during war to a womans characteristics.
In this poem Whitman seems to be comparing women to a flag that has been through many wars and battles. Some women wear lots of perfume and he may be comparing that to a flag that has been through many battles and is probably torn and ragged but still flies high.
I'm sure there is some deeper meaning that I'm missing but from the outside it seems that he is comparing women and war. I'm sure some how that is supposed to be complimentary but I don't see it.