Sunday, April 20, 2008
Initially, the poem Woman Unborn speaks about a child five minutes away from birth, and instead of being born, she decides to go back in time. This is where the poem becomes deeper, and the unborn girl sees all the wrongs that have been suffered by women throughout time, being subservient to men. She talks of the Romantic period all the way back to the Middle Ages. Ending she states that her existence would really not of matter because she is a woman. This is a bold statement she is making, however with how patriarchal societies have been throughout time, it seems like a poem that is very appropriate. She is a voice for the unloved wives and the spinsters.