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Twelve poems outline the first section of Bruce Weigls Song of Napalm which describes the events of the soldiers on and off the battlefield during the Vietnam War Weigl served from 1967-1968 and his poetry attests to the experiences he had during this time 1Sailing to Bien Hoa The opening poem describes a dream Bruce has of boat trip to Bien Hoa He describes his indifference to his shrapnel-filled leg and insteadlets his mind wander on This perhaps was the thinking necessary to alleviate the negative feelings he may have experienced during the war 2Girl at the Chu Lai Laundry This poem focuses on a one-time experience that Bruce has when he leaves his laundry by accident He runs to retrieve them but cannot get them because they are wet Weigl describes one of the cases where despite all of the war going on around him he still has time to consciously admire a beautiful girl in an intermix of work the laundry girl and war 3The Way of Tet Here Weigl describes what appears to be a scene from inner-city Tet and he describes a sexual encounter between a male and female from two different backgrounds most likely and American and a Vietnamese hooker where he describes in a very artistic way the sexual relationship between them perhaps to emphasize what went on off the battlefield 4Temple Near Quang Tri Not on the Map This poem explores one of the trips that the narrator takes to an unmarked temple This may have been a foreshadow of what was to come Weigl was probably displaying what happens when feelings are taken into account during wartime as one of the soldier gets close to a local who takes him out although not directly mentioned through a charge small bomb 5Him on a bicycle This poem describes war action on the Ho Chi Minh trail There is a clash of
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