Yesterday during class we talked about what is poetry? and how it different to a prose?. The discussion was very interesting and many points and factors were bought up about the differences. One of the main things I was able to take away about poetry, is that poetry can mean different things to different people, and it is a form of writing that can express deeper emotions such as love, depression or joy.
When we begin to analyse poetry I would find very useful if we were given a fair bit of time just to get our thoughts out on the paper. I will probably find the most difficult part, being that if the poem seems to have no meaning and I am not able to find anything through my analysis I will either become bored of the poem or will simply not understand it and will never find the meaning.
To me the poetic nature of life allows us to express more than what we are able to show in a prose or essay. Also when comes to righting about life in poems, you are able not just have simple meanings to every sentence, however a really strong and meaningful sentence.
Not a red rose or a satin heart. I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper. It promises light like the careful undressing of love.
It will blind you with tears like a lover.
It will make your reflection a wobbling photo of grief.
I am trying to be truthful.
Not a cute card or a kissogram. I give you an onion. Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips, possessive and faithful as we are, for as long as we are.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding-ring, if you like.
Lethal.Its scent will cling to your fingers, cling to your knife.
After analyzing this poem it seemed a lot more understandable, then I was expecting. I found it a very enjoyable and I was able to express what I thought the poem was about and what the writer was trying to express. One thing that I found that would help the poem, was more description.