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Subject In a Station of the Metro
Posted by Sandra
Posted on Mon Nov 30 10:09:12 1998
From IP c550-18.svdcc.fju.edu.tw  


This is the most shortest poem that I have read. Although I don't have to look up so much vocabulary, it
really isn't simple to understand.
I have come up with some thoughts about this poem, but it might not be correct. In fact, I think it might be
totally wrong.

In a station of the Metro
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.

We know that Metro is the subway of Paris, and it's not hard to imagine that there are a lots of people
coming and going forward around there. In the poem it mentioned " these faces in the crowd", I think
this poem is talking something about the people in the station. So I got one clue.
When I read this poem over and over, I had a thought it might be saying something about people's eyes.
You see, when the people get of the train and walk out. We can see hundreds and thousands pairs of eyes.
"The apparition of these faces in the crowd." I think " the apparition" means the "eyes". We know that eyesare the
windows of the soul, eyes are the parts of our faces that can show all kids of feeling from the depth of our heart.
We can tell whether a man is telling a lie from his yeses, no matter how good a pretender he is. We can get
hints from his eyes. The eyes are the most real part fo flesh. We can dress up, we can make up, we can hide
ourselves behind these clothes and mask. But whether these masks are visible or invisible, the eyes are always
exposed. It shows everything.
If "The apparition of these faces in the crowd" means "eyes", then I can get an explanation on "Petals
on a wet". Petals means the "eyelash" and "a wet" means the "eyeball." It's not hard to get the picture
of this. Eyeballs are wet, they can shed tears, and the eyelash around it look like petals. About "black
bough", I think this means the " eyebrows." They look like two brances stretching out from the forehead.
Well, I don't know. I think my opinions are really so weird. And I guess its totally wrong. I tried my
best, Ray. Thanks for being patient reading my strange journal. ^_^

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