Wednesday, February 9, 2011
My response to a poem #2....
"The Woman Hanging From The Thirteenth Floor Window" by: Joy Harjo
I loved reading this poem and I think that at some point in every one's lives they have felt the same indecision and loneliness as the woman in the poem. I liked how the author described the woman's family and how she wrote "The woman hanging from the 13th floor window on the east side of Chicago is not alone" (second paragraph pg#1) The author is making the woman seem more and more real. "She is all the women of the apartment building who stand watching her, watching themselves." (second paragraph pg#1) What I think the author is trying to say is that they aren't judging the woman because they know that they themselves have been right there on the ledge as well. The ending to this poem is very powerful I think. The author leaves it up to the woman to chose. It's her choice on how she ends it. " She thinks she remembers listening to her own life break loose, as she falls from the 13th floor window on the east side of Chicago, or as she climbs back up to claim herself again." (6th paragraph pg#2)
I got my images from: http://creativethinkersintl.ning.com/profile/PoetryLifeandTimes, http://womensmediacenter.com/blog/author/joy-harjo/,http://bibliosity.blogspot.com/2009/01/woman-hanging-from-thirteenth-floor.html and http://ericatwitts.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/woman-without-a-candidate-in-kentucky/sad-woman-silhouette/
"The Woman Hanging From The Thirteenth Floor Window" By: JOY HARJO