Dear mariam :
I am blown away with your analysis on , “what lips my lips have kissed” because you described thoghrouly what you though she meant in her poem, how you thought she was describing heartbreak and talking about her past lovers.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: ““I only know that summer sang in me/ a little while,…[Read more]
My first impression of this poem was that it was really interesting. The poem intrigued me, yet, at the same time, made me troubled. A line that especially intrigued me is, “You fit into me” But troubled comes
“like a hook into an eye”, “you fit into me” comes before it and “a fish hook” comes after it. The role this line plays in the poem is that it misleads the reader into thinking that she’s talking about a hoo
I am shocked by your post, “My question is about why do people do the things they do? what separates a smart decision from a bad one?,” because of the way that your ideas gradually change the more you analyze your poem.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “But then later on in the poem you can tell that she’s describing a fish hook and an open eye, which is disturbing and a bit scary, and i think she’s trying to show us that everything isn’t what it seems to be.” I think this is thoughtful because after thinking about the poem and it’s meaning you reflect on a lesson that could be learned.
Another sentence that I liked was: “This poem makes me think a lot about why people do the things they do, what separates a smart decision from a bad one, and i think the real way to determine that is thinking about consequences, is it worth it? ” This stood out for me because these are questions that we don’t think about but if we did it would help us out in daily life.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your thoughts are very insightful and intellectual.
I think your bio is really cool and it shows me a clear representation of who you are as a person and what you like to do. I also appreciate how honest you are about the things you don’t like. It doesn’t seem like you lie about who you are and it also seems that you are very passionate about your hobbies. BMX biking sounds crazy…[Read more]
I think you’re so cool, your poem really tells me alot about you and how productive of a person you are.
You seem to spend most your time doing really valuable and important things which is a great thing and you should continue to keeping up your good work. I hope to be just like you one day.
I really like this piece of work, I also believe that self confidence is important as if you never believed in yourself you wouldn’t have been motivated to do anything in the first place, with the mindset of “I cant”. I appreciate this post as I feel like this could give others support and help when they need it, a good piece of advice along the way.
I am from red ties,From the 1 dollar uniform ritualsEvery morning I am from Jiu Li Song parkThe seniors on allThe exercising machinesWalkingMassagingI am from the rows and rows of treesWith just a few roads in
I remember growing up and buying breakfast at the local breakfast standsOn my way to schoolI remember taking the bus in the morningPatiently waiting for me to arrive at my stopI remember buying a red scarf at the
I thought that this poem was a beautiful way to tell your story. You are a very talented writer, and I hope you keep writing and posting on here. I look forward to reading more of your writing!
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