Blog post for Monday: Write about the poem you will be presenting next week

Hi all!

I hope you’ve had a good week!  For our blog post for Monday, write about the poem you will be briefly presenting in class next week.  (A list of poems you signed up for today are on Canvas on an announcement I’m about to post).  These poems are in the Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral available int he UMW bookstore.   What stands out to you about the poem?   Here are a few questions (among many possible!) to consider:

If relevant, how does the poetic voice characterize her relationship to the natural or more-than-human world?   How does the poetic voice perceive the natural world around her?  Does her depiction of the more-than-human world relate to David Abram’s ideas and experiences?   Is the natural world merely a backdrop (like in theatre) or does it play an active or prominent role?   Does the poem conjure up emotion for you?  If so, why do you think that is?  How does it make you feel?  Does this poem relate to other readings we’ve discussed in class?

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