Wednesday, January 13, 2010
"Along Lake Michigan"
I guess the thing that struck me about this poem it the amount of repetition and detail he uses to describe one act. The basic story sound like, a person hit a woodchuck either with a car and is now watching it's children go up next to the body and try and figure out what is wrong, the ending is a bit confusing but based on the line "I am counting the cars as a man who counts before acting. I am holding a stick in my hands." it sounds like he is planning to kill the kids out of mercy. It sounds like it would fit the dark nature of this poem. The repetition in this is the idea that I like the most. I shows importance in a simple act.