Category Archives: Outside Poem and Critical Response

Dream/Vision

Yesterday, I pondered all day long.
The dishes stacked higher and higher
Clothes accumulated everywhere
No effort to set things in order
While dreaming I lingered why bother

Today, I walked in vision.
Effort to set things in order was established
The dishes were washed and stacked in there place
Clothes were cleaned and fit in their space
While walking in vision all lack was erased

By: Albert Reed

This poem has a shift between the two stanzas the first stanza the speaker appears to be awake and in the second one they are sleeping and having a dream vision. I think this poem is free verse but also has a few rhyming couplets. There are a few words are repeated throughout both stanzas. I think the stacking of this dished are showing how much things the speaker has to do or could also mean anxieties that he/she has but cant face. In the vision all the dishes are back in place and everything was lifted and clean. I think this poem is mostly about internal anxieties that people struggle with and have a problem facing  because everyone has something they struggle with in life.  I think the dishes and cloths are used to symbolize the speakers anxieties and problems. There is also a lot of imagery that is used through out this entire poem. I thought this poem was very different and i think it has many different out comes depending on how you read it.

“I could pee on this”

I Could Pee on This

Her new sweater doesn’t smell of me
I could pee on that
She’s gone out for the day and
left her laptop on the counter
I could pee on that
Her new boyfriend just pushed
my head away
I could pee on him
She’s ignoring me ignoring her
I could pee everywhere
She’s making up for it
by putting me on her lap
I could pee on this
I could pee on this

By: Francesco Marciuliano

First off i find this poem absolutely hilarious.  The first couple of times i read this poem i could really see a guy do this to his ex or roommate that he likes. But then i took another idea in my head, what if this was some kind of pet this girl had? I can see two different sides to the poem. This poem really made me chuckle because it was very different compared to other poems that we have discussed about during class that are based on human struggles  religion, love, and religion. This poem has 14 line and has a lot of repetition and imagery within this short poem. I think the speaker of this poem is some type of pet that wants all the attention and will pee on anything or act up to get attention.

I have Dreamed of you so much

I have Dreamed of you so much 

I Have Dreamed of You so Much

I have dreamed of you so much that you are no longer real.

Is there still time for me to reach your breathing body, to kiss your mouth and make
your dear voice come alive again?I have dreamed of you so much that my arms, grown used to being crossed on my
chest as I hugged your shadow, would perhaps not bend to the shape of your body.
For faced with the real form of what has haunted me and governed me for so many
days and years, I would surely become a shadow.O scales of feeling.I have dreamed of you so much that surely there is no more time for me to wake up.
I sleep on my feet prey to all the forms of life and love, and you, the only one who
counts for me today, I can no more touch your face and lips than touch the lips and
face of some passerby.I have dreamed of you so much, have walked so much, talked so much, slept so much
with your phantom, that perhaps the only thing left for me is to become a phantom
among phantoms, a shadow a hundred times more shadow than the shadow the
moves and goes on moving, brightly, over the sundial of your life.

By: Robert Desnos

This poem is all about a man who is head over heals for this women that is in his dreams. Maybe this women was his wife at one time and she has passed away, and now he is dreaming of there times together. This poem really stuck out to me because finding this type of love for someone is hard to come by in this day in age. There was an amazing amount of imagry that  as used through out and a great amount of hope that slowly fades away. I choose this photo because when i was reading this poem this is the image i got in my head of a beautiful couple that could only be together in a fairy tail. I think there is a underlying story behind this poem and i would love to hear your thought about this poem.