(The poet, who wishes to remain anonymous, originally submitted this poem for critique, which appears in its own critique thread. He/she has graciously granted permission to Poets.net to repost it as a starting point for a discussion thread.
The poet believes that the meaning of the following poem should be "obvious," but is it? If not, should it matter?
When do confusing images and allusions blur the artistic qualities of a poem?
On the other hand, what if the meaning of a poem is too obvious? Does that, too, subtract from the artistic qualities?
In the end, what makes meaning?
This is a discussion thread. If you wish to critique this specific poem, click here)
A superfortress glides
head high, torpedo chest--patent
black punctuates a bomb-
shell, a sleek silhouette.
A power walker well-heeled.
The stiletto elongates the leg,
raises the arch.
Hips thrust hereafter
sway like a pendulum.
prize on a pedestal,
Versace, Prada, Chanel, Dior, Uggs, Gucci–
D-squared is not a formula.
she never does coach.
A-Bomb in the morning.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thread: What Makes Meaning?
Posted by Jennifer at 2:53 PM 1 comment:
Labels: Difficult poetry, Threads, What Makes Meaning
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