Sunday, May 8, 2011

Oh No by Robert Creeley

If you wander far enough
you will come to it
and when you get there
they will give you a place to sit

for yourselg only, in a nice chair,
and all your friends will be there
with smiles on their faces
and they will likewise all have places.

This poem most directly relates to death. The first stanza is about a person's life like wandering to "it", meaning death. Once death comes, you will have a place to sit, in a nice big chair. When death comes your friends will be there with smiles and they all will have places to sit as well. This poem is Robert Creeley's personal interpretation of death. Most readers can relate to this, it does have a very different twist compared to what most interpret death as heaven with god and angels and such, or in another perspective death is just death with nothing more to it and nothing coming after you die. This writer's interpretation is very interesting and gives its readers a new perspective.

1 comment:

  1. I think the common assessment is that this is about death--heaven, actually, but what do make of the title? :) I've read lots of possible explanations.