Each of you has given intriguing interpretations of "The Double Life."
I agree, there are several levels on which to read this poem.
Sometimes in this hectic world, we need to be two people, just to get
the job done! And I believe that all human beings are complex; we all
have multi-faceted personalities whose quirks are sometimes at odds
with each other. I'm a twin, so I always read this verse with a smile.
By the way, the new edition of FLORIDAYS published in 1999 by The
Peninsula Press, Cape Cod, MA, contains "The Double Life." Reason?
They are also the publishers of Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Books
and Shipwreck Editions. The exact arrangement of the other poems
varies slightly from Dodd, Mead's 1945 8th printing, the edition in my
I bought my copy of the new FLORIDAYS via buy.com and had a $10 online
coupon from BonusMail, so I only had to pay less than a dollar plus the
Keith, I'll send you the publication particulars so you can add to your