The first thing that came to my mind after reading this poem 2 times was destruction in silence, and how much damage can be done without being apparent. Also, the poet describes that there were no sounds from the victims, just the song of the saw; “only the saw’s song, the saw sings: now! Sings: Now, now, now.”

In Robert Warren’s “Chain Saw at Dawn in Vermont in Time of Drouth,” he speaks a story about himself, and a summary of his life. I have read a small article that after writing this poem, he stopped composing and said it was because the last poem was written to “cease” and poetic life. He also wanted to include the environment around, and so he did that through poetry.