Comment 2 of 2, added on June 24th, 2010 at 5:41 PM.
Joy affects me much more than sorrow.
frumpo from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on January 24th, 2007 at 12:20 AM.
This poem has amazing images. I think this poem speaks to conditions of
the time and coping methods. Difficult times taught many "how" to deal
with sadness and grief. If difficulties are the norm, we're used to
dealing with them. So when something joyful happens, it throws us for a
loop. This poem reminds me in many ways of TS Eliot's "The Waste Land."
Piper from United States