Subject One Art
Posted by Elisa
Posted on Tue Dec 8 18:18:33 1998
From IP  

I really like this poem very much. When I read it, I felt a little bit sad but for unsure reason. The speaker metioned "The art of losing isn't hard to master." and " To be lost that their loss is no disaster" many times. She may want to say that she doesn't care the lost things, but in fact, I think she indeed care about them. Also, she used "art" to describe the lost things. Art is beautiful and lovely and precious thing, therefore, I think the art is quite important for her, though she pretended that "None of these will bring disaster" to comfort herself and showed that she was cool. The speaker is in lost, and she lose many things, for instance, door keys, the hour, places, names,her mother's watch and so on. The objects she lose are bigger and bigger. And if we pay attention to the fifth paragraph, "I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster, some realms I owmed, two rivers, a continent. I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster." I guess the art of lossing may be the cultere or the country. Perhaps the speaker settled to another land or perhaps her country was occupied by other country, and the culture of theirs disappeared day by day. Or maybe the new generations who are lost in the modern time want to give up all the traditional things. In the last paragraph, she concealed her true feelings- it looks like disaster. As for why she wrote '(write it)', I have no idea.
Again, my journal is short. I am sorry. Though sometimes I have full feelings about a poem, I find it's hard for me to explain what I feel by words. Maybe it means that I haven't understood the poems thoroughly. It's really terrible. And the poems seem to be harder and harder. I can not get all the ideas about what the speaker wants to say. How can I improve? :)

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