Thursday, October 06, 2005

Again by Robert Creeley

P. 222

One more day gone,
done, found in
the form of days.

It began, it
ended - was
forward, backward,

slow, fast a
sun shone, clouds,
high in the air I was

for awhile with others,
then came down
on the ground again.

No moon. A room in
a hotel - to begin

This poem by Robert Creeley seems so meaningful or full of life. Even though it is short, it seems as if there are a lot of different things going on throughout the poem. Basically, I see the literal meaning as the speaker going through the motions of a typical day. This day seems to be nothing special, like just a normal day out of the speaker's life. I enjoy reading this poem because of its simplicity in the words, yet deeper meaning through analyzation. When the speaker says "high in the air I was," I feel as if I could actually see the speaker high in the air and among the clouds. Perhaps the speaker intended for the reader to see it this way. It kind of seems as if the speaker is going from fantasy back to reality when he talks about going high in the air and back on the ground again. I think that throughout this poem, the speaker is trying to convey a sense of just how quickly the days can go by beacuse in the end of the poem, when the speaker talks about "a room in a hotel-to begin again," it seems as if this is just a never ending cycle.


Blogger Julie Mong said...

I like how you said that the poem seems to have more depth than it seems. It's short but has lots of meaning in it. And it does seem like once the day is over, it will just begin again the next time you wake up. It's like a routine that is followed without change.

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Blogger Sevanna Isanians said...

I like your choice for the blog. It is short yet has a lot of meaning to it. It shows us that even everyday has value and meaning. It is true that with each passing day the the next seems to become routine, yet each day will have a new aspect to it, something refreshing.

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