“Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.”
My Rating : *3 stars*
It goes like this :
Incredulously the laced fingers loosen,
Slowly, sensation by sensation, from their warm interchange,
And stiffen like frosted flower in the November garden.
Already division piles emphasis like bullets;
Already the one dark air is separate and strange.
There is no touch now. The wave has broken
That for a moment charged the desolate sea.
There is a word, or two, left to be spoken
– Yet who would hear it ? When so swiftly distance
Outmeasures times, engulfs identity ?
Already like the dreamer startled from sleep
And the vivid image lost even in waking,
There is no taste now for the shrunken sense to keep,
And these, the dreamer’s eyes, are not alive to weep,
And this, the clinic heart, the dreamer’s, is not breaking.
It is so easy, then? Goodbye no more than this
Quiet disaster ? And is there cause for sorrow
That in the small white murder of one kiss
Are born two ghosts, two Hamlets, two soliloquies,
Two worlds apart, tomorrow ?
So, I guess after reading this poem you might have got an idea, that this is about the separation of lovers and when I read this poem, I felt the emotions, this poem pulled those emotions out of me, of sadness, of loss and what not!
But that was not enough, we had a discussion on this poem, a “Class Discussion”, and my literature teacher made it even more dramatic, talking about loss, grief, separation and she made this poem relatable to everyone. She talked about separation of a parent and a child, about brother and sister, about husband and wife. And that obviously made it even worse.
Let me tell you, I’m a very strong person, I don’t cry easily, but this poem and my teacher’s dramatic tone, made me weep. I was hiding my tears and after the class, I had a conversation with one of my friend who was sitting with me.
She : Eti, were you crying ?
Me: No, I was not!
She : No! you were, I saw.
Me : Then why the fuck you are asking.
She : Well, because I never saw you crying.
Me : What do you expect, she was making me to think about the death of my parents. Hell! I felt bad.
Yes! she did make me cry 😦
Now, about the book. This book was about a girl, Mia. She had a nice family of four. One day they decided to make a visit to Mia’s parents’s friends house on a cold February morning….
But but but! This book had an wonderful ending! I loved the book when it came towards it’s ending, made the reading worth it and I basically loved this book for its ending.
So this book is basically about appreciating all that you have, all that you have lost- and all that might be.