Thursday, March 26, 2009

Poetic 3- Megan Matuzak

Poetic 3 [Walk Poem]


            I really have no process to explain this poem.  I can even begin to explore the depths of my mind, I don’t know why anyone would want to…we digress.  Previously, I had written an ecologue, and two walk poems.  I found myself very unsatisfied and frustrated, which resulted in me sitting down in from of a new word document at 1:30 in the morning and putting my head in my hands, wondering why nothing was happening.  My well enthused roommate was playing an interesting band, it definitely was not helping…to say the least.  I grabbed my IPod and selected the band “She Moved Through the Fair”.  It was some kind of magic, something took hold. This band is instrumental, and thus the only thing I can listen to when I am trying to write. 

I wanted to explore form more with this poem.  I wanted to try something different.  I chose to split the poem into two different voices: one for the boy and one for the girl.  I think it proves to be a useful tactic in the effect that it creates conflict and conversation.  It transforms a “walk” from one’s own experience, to a two person ordeal.  I feel that this form created more of a dramatic revelation at the end.  It echo’s with the tense the girl’s voice takes on. I am forever free, I belong to the earth.

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