What are you saying
when you walk into the room
without acknowledging her
when you stand beside her
without making eye contact
when you leave
without a farewell
What are you shouting
when you choose to live
with an invisible person
who doesn’t wish to be
Women who reject other women who see other women as a threat when they should care and lift them up
Do you see this poem as about two women? Interesting.
No I don’t think so but I did see it as about a woman who was judging of other women, not friendly toward them, not on their side, supporting them. I really liked it but I suppose that’s the theme I saw when I first read it xo
How fascinating! The vision behind it was questioning a male partner about how he’s not supporting his woman! (i.e. challenging him TO support her).
It’s so interesting to see how the reader brings his/her own life to his/her interpretation of a poem (or other creative work). I always tell my students that the meaning in a work (fiction, poetry, art, song) is 30% the author’s experience and 70% is the reader’s/audience’s experience. It’s quite profound really, and always revealing! (I learn so much about my students by their interpretations). 🙂
Boy I got that one upside down wrong didn’t I?! I think maybe we shape what we read according to what is going on for us – that’s I’m sure what unconsciously I was doing, sad that many women do not support others, and treat men as these ‘prizes’ to slaughter other women over. Either way I found it compelling (no surprise, you wrote it) but that really gave me a hoot to see how off-base I was from your original message which now I know, re-reading, makes perfect sense! xo
“Wrong” is not a word I use when looking at poetry, because (as pointed out above) 70% of an interpretations lies with the receiver of the work, not the writer. It’s always interesting. 🙂
Wise lady you are right, I defer to your ability to see beyond a single readership or authorship and you have taught me much today about the reflection process – thank you.
i say dat sucks er sumone to act thata way ,especially if they be close to ya…… but well is jest a poem i hope an not a reflection of da’ now reality in ur life…..PS: have a great summer 🙂 is da time of da year i’d like top travel to canada, yes indeed……
Summer has arrived here, for sure. 36 Celsius in my back yard yesterday. Whew!
Confusion within the heart, methinks.
Or preoccupation of the mind? Or self-absorption? Or ?