1. #1
    Registriert seit
    Jan 2002
    My daughter is coming!
    I have bought her a bed
    and a chair
    a mirror, a lamp
    and a desk.
    Her room is all ready
    except that the curtains
    are torn.
    Do I have the time to buy shoji panels
    for the window?
    I do not.

    First I must WRITE A SPEECH
    see the doctor about my tonsils
    wich are dying ahead of schedule
    se the barber and do a wash
    cross the country
    cross Brooklyn and Manhattan
    liberate my daughter
    from her father and Washington D.C.
    recross the country
    and present her to her room.

    My daughter is coming!
    Will she like her bed,
    her chair, her mirror
    desk and lamp

    Or will she see only
    the torn curtains?

    Alice Walker

    (Antwort von mir: I'm at my mother's)
    Sports is life!

  2. #2
    Registriert seit
    Nov 2001
    this is beautiful! I love the nostalgic atmophere created by a loving mother's worries... well, maybe it's not really "loving" (though which mother is not) but hasty. Picking up her daughter in between appointments make it seem nothing more but a mere "check!" on a businesswoman's to-do-list.
    And all those worries about her career and her stress definitely diminish the anticipation. On second thought, I wouldn't really call her a "loving mother", but
    egocentric, maybe materialistic and - worst of all - way too busy.
    Egocentric, because she obviously thinks that only she deserves raising her daughter though her dad might have done a terrific job. Maybe this is new to her. All the time she was able to fully concentrate on herself (her career) and now she has to learn to share her time. (make time for love)
    I think AW did a wonderful job describing this weird situation. Love it!

    How do you connect to this poem?

    have a nice day

    p.s. I went back to alter my opinion. This poem is still beautiful but it creates another atmosphere now... on second thought

    p.p.s. Have you read "the color purple"?

    [Geändert durch twinklingstar am 17-01-2002 um 23:20]
    I’d like mornings better if they started later.

  3. #3
    Registriert seit
    Jan 2002
    Almost exactly this were the results of the discussion about this poem in the english lessons. It is printed down in our book, and I have written an answer on it, what I already wrote.

    I also think it is a nice poem, pretty modern topic.



    ps. cause I read the poem during the english lessons, I don't know the whole book.

    pps. my native language is german, don't expect too much of grammar and vocabulary...
    Sports is life!

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