kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
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"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

10 October 2010

facepalm in 3...2...1

In my poetry class on Thursday, a girl recited the poem "Lady Lazarus" by Sylvia Plath.
Read the poem here.

Did you read it?
It's all about suicide.
It's an incredibly dark poem.

This girl recited it not in the somber tone intended, but light-heartedly.
In fact, it was almost jolly.
Not in an "I'm insane and maniacally happy" kind of way,
but a genuine, "this is a happy poem" kind of way.

Fail.

3 comments:

Autumn Lynn said...

That always bothered me in high school when people would do that...however, I don't think most people realize how hard it is to read poetry well.

Alyssa said...

So true, Autumn. Reading poetry well is really difficult. You'd think that people would at least be able to get the tone right, though.

lotusgirl said...

It's especially somber when you consider what Plath did just a few months after she wrote that poem.