Thursday, December 2, 2010
Literary Blog Hop
This week's question is:
What is your favorite poem and why?
I don't know why, but I like the poem Remember by Christina Rossetti.
I suppose it had something to do with the fact that it talks about moving on and not to be sad about one's passing. While the poem is morbid in nature, it does have a rather positive spin on death. Maybe it was due to the fact that I was getting out of William Butler Yeats phase and needed something a little more positive spin on things. It was also just a poem that appealed to me in general.
Another poem I particularly like is Dylan Thomas' poem, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night. I honestly don't know why I like, but probably because its one of the first pieces of poetry that I read that wasn't a typical romantic poem. It sort of goes against of how poetry should be and expresses how many people really feel about death and that we try to fight death as much as possible and deny its existence for ourselves.