Don’t worry. I’m not going to be writing any*. It would be so awful, you guys. So. Awful.
I’m not a huge poetry gal. Even as an angst-ridden teenager, I tended more towards fan fiction and long dramatic walks in the woods – somewhat anticlimactic because there was no one to see how sad and dramatic I was being – bloody terrible teenager logic. Anyhow, I’m trying to learn more about poetry. I read this one and thought: that’s depression.
A Minor Bird
By Robert Frost
I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day;
Have clapped my hands at him from the door
When it seemed as if I could bear no more.
The fault must partly have been in me.
The bird was not to blame for his key.
And of course there must be something wrong
In wanting to silence any song.
Isn’t that lovely? You can kind of feel it, hear the bird, see the sadness in the man’s eyes as he turns away from the window, ashamed and worried about himself. Good poetry is impressive.
And now for fun, I will write my version of this poem:
Dear Stupid Bird
By Gwen Hill
Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!
You need a mate.
I get it.
Please learn another note
And go to someone else’s house
You stupid bird.
*I lied! Haha.