Poet: Donald Justice
Comment 0 of , added on February 12th, 2012 at 8:29 AM.
DfiwW2 Post brought me to think, went to mull over!!....
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Comment -1 of , added on May 27th, 2009 at 11:11 PM.
I wrote a class paper about Poem, and i think i figured it out. It tells you a lot how it isn't addressed to you and how you will forget it, but Justice means to challenge you- he wants you to say 'NO! i wont forget you!' and look into the meaning of the poem more.
The key phrase is "The spurious glamor of certain voids"- which means that people see the glamor of the representation of beauty instead of the certain voids (beauty or an idea not understood by the reader) that is true beauty.... Like if you think a painting is beautiful, but what is actually beautiful is the idea or message the painter is trying to get across.
So, Justice tries to get rid of as many pretty words and imagery as possible so that readers are forced to look at the meaning- kinda like stripping the paint off of a painting but leaving the meaning behind.
Its a bit of a paradox, cuz hes talking about a portrayal of beauty and its true beauty underneath it while the poem itself is one of these.
There's more details in each stanza, but thats the main point... i think... But Justice is amazing to write something with so much meaning!!!
Galikat131 from United States
Comment -2 of , added on January 25th, 2006 at 12:23 PM.
It was uber cool... Yet odd...
Bill from Bulgaria
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