Poetics and Poetry Discussion
S. A. S.
(8/9/2013 11:43:00 PM)
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Do people generally remember the bad more than the good?
Here's a poem I wrote a few years back about my own family.
My father won't admit to knowing
one word of his father's tongue.
In the early years, my mother whispered,
" You Polack, You Shit, " only louder louder louder.
At Grandpa's house, I walked into the currant patch,
a silver bucket in my hand. Red beyond the rain of words.
Red currants porzeczka czerwony, a dictionary in my hands,
mythologies begin with me, my red-stained tongue,
red stains on my stories.
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Alice Vedral Rivera
(8/10/2013 7:52:00 AM)
Very nice. I think that when the pain of the bad fades, you start to remember the good.
(8/10/2013 6:59:00 AM)
I love your poem! With regard to remembering, I think you begin to remember more of the bad as you get older - or at least allow yourself to be angry about it then. I like " Mother" because ... more
- Alice Vedral Rivera (8/10/2013 7:52:00 AM) Post reply
S. A. S.
(8/9/2013 11:28:00 PM)
gutsy and direct
(8/9/2013 2:54:00 PM)
Forgot: Trans. from the Irish by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin