wrote this poem after i came home from a literature class where the teacher in some remark in a discussion said something along the line of "the author's intention and opinion being the least of importance and as critics we have to act as if he's dead and seek his opinion last..."
well....i hated that. why should i write if my reader just dismisses me and acts if i'm dead? my poetry is proof of me.
i know that with literature it is open for many interpretations regardless if the author/poet intended for that interpretation or not. i myself have critiqued my own work and came up with interpretations i did not intend for while i was writing it.
I dont want to be called "DEAD" !!!!
come on!!! Seriously!!! whether directly or indirectly my poetry reflects something about me. why then as readers are we supposed to view the person who's work we are reading as dead and of no value to our interpretation of his/her piece???
just something to ponder on.
what do you think of my poem and this issue in general