Monday, April 21, 2008
I read this poem in a very interesting way. First of all it sounds as though it could be talking to a person, but it is talking about a spring. The cool part about it is the play on words with the word spring. The poem says "I bask by you in the warmth of that freedom," which could mean basking by a spring of warm water. The poem says "As in the body of an athlete a future leap." The leap makes it sound like there is a spring in the narrator's step. What I think the poem is actually talking about is the narrator's attitude toward the season spring. This poem is crafted cleverly to play on words about the narrator's feelings. The since of freedom that spring gives you is what captures the narrator's feelings.