Monday, January 13, 2003

Domestic Work, 1937 Comments

Rating: 3.5
All week she's cleaned
someone else's house,
stared down her own face
in the shine of copper--


Natasha Trethewey
Dr Antony Theodore 30 April 2019
But Sunday mornings are hers- church clothes starched and hanging, a record spinning on the console, the whole house dancing. limited options for the african americans... expressed well. the slave life. tony
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Edward Kofi Louis 03 March 2017
Her own face! ! Thanks for sharing.
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Barry Middleton 03 March 2017
A great poem by the laureate which brings back memories of my own childhood and the limited options for African Americans of the old south.
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Tom Allport 03 March 2017
a well written poem of a persons weekly routine? showing how they took pride in what they did!
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Lisa Marie Mottert 03 March 2016
Very moving think of appreciation for life. Good work on this poem.
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Margaret O Driscoll 24 February 2016
I can just picture the woman from this piece!
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Wahab Abdul 24 May 2013
heart felt poem.. love it... top marks..
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Scotty Pax 16 December 2012
Billy Collins Mime. Billy Collins mimicked the institutional; suburban. Where there is a lack of waste. Where the real has been washed down the drain. The hypereal art is drawn out in lackadaisical observation as an accepted mineralization of brain rust. The suburban landscape... go back to your Eisenhower 50s. Find the new symbolism to cure our psychosomatic lethargy, eh?
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