''From th fastness of my soul Shing like a glowing coal.'' This passage from the poem is saying that he soul is on fire because he is giving all of the ideas he has to make it as good as possible.
Theme and explanation
''What I'll do now is finish this pie'' ''Then on the perfect poem.'' It's comparing the pie to the poem because it's going to take along time to finish eating the pie and it's also going to take a long time to finish writing the poem.
Textual Evidence to support the theme
''But the poem went down the kitchen sink with'' ''With the last of he perfect pie.'' I's comparing the poem to the pie but as it fell down the sink he can't finish it anymore.
The theme of the poem ''The PoemThat Got Away'' by Felice Holman is about how things don't go the way you plan them. The first quote says that he is going to have the perfect poem but in the second quote it shows that his plan did not come out as planned and the poem and pie went down the sink both not finished.
It didn't go as planned!
''What I'll do now is finish this pie then on the perfect poem!'' ''But the poem went down the kitchen sink with the last of the perfect pie.''