Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 5 months ago

Three questions about this short poem?

Here’s the poem:

These shriveled seeds we plant,

corn kernel, dried bean,

poke into loosened soil,

cover over with measured fingertips

These T-shirts we fold into

perfect white squares

These tortillas we slice and fry to crisp strips

This rich egg scrambled in a gray clay bowl

This bed whose covers I straighten

smoothing edges till blue quilt fits brown blanket

and nothing hangs out

This envelope I address

so the name balances like a cloud

in the center of sky

This page I type and retype

This table I dust till the scarred wood shines

This bundle of clothes I wash and hang and wash again

like flags we share, a country so close

no one needs to name it

The days are nouns: touch them

The hands are churches that worship the world

Question 1) What story does the poem tell?

Question 2) Who are the important characters in the poem?

Question 3) What is the setting?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    idek tbh but its a great poem

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