Comment 4 of 14, added on April 10th, 2006 at 1:50 AM.
i think the poem is more than just a piece for grabbing people's
attention..having a controversial subject doesn't equate to attention
grabbing..it is pretty disappointing that a lot of people value a poem for
its shock value and limit themselves to interpret the poem literally..they
never see beyond the words...the words in a poem shouldn't be seen
individually, rather, they should be seen as parts of the whole meaning,
one picture, that the poem wants to say...
Comment 3 of 14, added on March 21st, 2006 at 12:14 PM.
i think this is a wierd poem because it talks about the pope's penis, and
that is just wierd.
Rachel from United States
Comment 2 of 14, added on September 15th, 2005 at 12:12 PM.
I believe it is a misspelling, because when I looked up other versions of
the poem, none of them had the same spelling.
In addition, I love this poem, because I believe that it pokes fun at one
of the most puzzling aspects of the Pope's personality, his sexuality. Why
would Sharon Olds title a poem this way? She knew it would immediately
invite controversy, and then after a while, everyone would be talking about
it. Brilliant because after all, most males, including the Pope, have a
penis and what's so odd or controversial about that? Nothing, and yet, the
poem attracts attention for its title.
I also like the way the poem is written and the way it reads. Nice stuff I
Andrew from United States
Comment 1 of 14, added on May 22nd, 2005 at 4:32 AM.
Is sweaweed (line 4) a mis-spelling of seaweed or is there a hidden
Suomynona from United States
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