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

  • (10/22/2016 10:50:00 PM)


    Your own life
    Is a chain of words

    that one day will snap.
    Amazing imagery. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Warden Vukeya (10/22/2016 4:01:00 AM)

    good poem
    I really enjoyed reading this poem, nice one (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/22/2016 1:56:00 AM)

    Survival!
    Life and death. Facing the facts. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (10/22/2016 1:09:00 AM)


    Wow a breath taking poem, such an amazing read, will try to learn more of this poet. (Report) Reply

  • (3/19/2015 7:13:00 PM)


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

  • (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

  • 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

  • (6/17/2013 5:14:00 AM)


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

  • 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.
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  • 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...
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