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Wedding - Poem by Vasko Popa

Each strips his own skin
Each bares his own constellation
Which has never seen the night

Each fills his skin with rocks
And plays with it
Lit by his own stars

Who doesn't stop till dawn
Who doesn't bat an eyelid or fall
Earns his own skin

(This game is rarely played)


Comments about Wedding by Vasko Popa

  • Gold Star - 27,776 Points Seamus O' Brian (7/20/2017 3:24:00 PM)

    I perceive in this the vulnerability and nakedness of life that marriage brings to two previously clothed people. Clothed with the personas we manifest to the outside world, clothed with the masks that hide our own insecurities. Masks and filters which the intimacy of living life in the company of another makes impossible to maintain. I see the rocks as images of the toils of life, the personal difficulties that we must each bear, according to our individual stars, even in the context of marriage.

    The final stanza is mysterious to me, but if the game is rarely played, then in most cases the players stop before dawn or bat an eyelid or fall. Perhaps a wider context than the sexual intimacy connotation which most easily presents itself, perhaps touching upon the broader aspects of the requirements of companionship. Intriguing as a whole. Like trying to find the eye holes in someone else's mask. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 354,621 Points Edward Kofi Louis (7/20/2017 1:54:00 PM)

    Till dawn! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 55,308 Points Anil Kumar Panda (7/20/2017 8:21:00 AM)

    Could not understand where it was taking me. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 12,220 Points Lantz Pierre (7/20/2017 1:23:00 PM)

    And life? Do you understand where that's taking you? Or do think you're in control of everything and there will be no surprises from the time you reach some measure or grasp of what's happening and the time you will ultimately meet your demise? Maybe you could be more prepared for the unexpected by slipping some rocks into your skin? Popa is not so incomprehensible. But you do need to be willing to get out of your comfort zone.

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Poems About Wedding

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  4. 4. Wedding Toast , Richard Wilbur
  5. 5. Tin Wedding Whistle , Ogden Nash
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  12. 12. On The Night Of A Friend's Wedding , Edwin Arlington Robinson
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  16. 16. The Wedding Dance In The Open Air , William Carlos Williams
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