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My, but that one IS dark, isn't it?
I'm on a poetry bender right now, too. I still have a hard time reading most poems without some commentary, however. I just don't see the symbolism on my own. But with a little help, I've come to treasure the literary style.
No kidding, E!I'm glad to hear that you're celebrating Poetry Month in your reading, Anne.What do you two make of Edna's poem here? What gripped me was her ironic and - for me - unexpected juxtaposition of springtime imagery with dark musings on mortality, and then her final, blisteringly bitter personification of this "cruelest month". Plus I'm intrigued by how April seems to feature more often in American and European literature than many other months - Chaucer, then Eliot, and Millay all come to mind.
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