Oysseus is honest and just, h doesn’t hide his grief and loneliness.
In the first sentence, stanzas 1-5, Odysseus tells Calypso that the woman he is speaking of, (Penelope; implied by myth), can't match her god-like qualities.
Clypso is a loving woman and a goddess at the same time, ad as the example of loving woman with character and power, se tends to possess the man her heart chose.
H is compelled to surrender, ad it contradicts with his male nature and character.
H is the man who knows his mind and the situation when he is forced to obey to woman, ebarrasses him and makes him long for home and his beloved family, “ith his eyes ever filled with tears, ad dying of sheer home-sickness”(30).
Tis situation is also an important factor that leads to his rebirth, wen he at last is free and ready resume his journey to Ithaca.
But for the first time, he also addresses, poignantly, the 2013 suicide of his estranged sister Tiffany, the youngest of his five siblings.
And while his mother, Sharon, who died of cancer in 1991, has been a frequent subject in his books, Sedaris now reckons with her alcoholism, which his family barely acknowledged in her final years.
In the third sentence, stanzas 9-11, Odysseus tells Calypso how her island converts the storms of the corporeal world into forever new, cool, moistness.
He becomes startled when he realizes that the woman, that he compares Calypso to, will die from change.