Ai Ogawa

(21 October 1947 - 20 March 2010 / Albany, Texas)

Conversation - Poem by Ai Ogawa

We smile at each other
and I lean back against the wicker couch.
How does it feel to be dead? I say.
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Comments about Conversation by Ai Ogawa

  • Bronze Star - 2,782 Points Michael Walker (3/19/2015 7:13:00 PM)

    A dialogue between the living and the dead. I think it succeeds. Michael Walker. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,292 Points Kevin Patrick (6/17/2014 5:01:00 PM)

    The imagery is vivid with beauty with tinges of horror, the sequence of young girls in a circle, makes me think of human sacrifices performed by pagan cultures. Theirs also a Lovecraftian feel, when she asks what its like to be dead but then doesn't want to hear it because it would alter her reality. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 53 Points Granette ~@~ (6/17/2014 11:19:00 AM)

    In figure skating my coach tells me that every movement I make must become one. She expressed that in her poem beautifully! Poetry, I feel must be about self-expression! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,135 Points * Sunprincess * (5/30/2014 7:30:00 PM)

    ...........a conversation is a really interesting write....enjoyed... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 900 Points Leslie Philibert (6/17/2013 5:14:00 AM)

    reminds me of the confessional style of Olds and Plath - excellent (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,786 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (6/17/2012 2:23:00 AM)

    and that's what it's like
    only ten times clearer,
    ten times more horrible............

    Well played harmony between life and death. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Anabel just Anabel (2/1/2007 11:29:00 AM)

    wow pretty cool! !
    sure when we think about death we get a chill but is not so bad... (Report) Reply








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