Sunday, October 25, 2009

Breathe by Taylor Swift


Breathe is my favorite song by Taylor Swift. Every time I listen to it, I feel like I can relate to it more and more. In the song, Taylor talks about losing someone and without them you are not the same. She did not want it to get to that point, and continues to say how it is not easy. "And we know it's never simple, never easy. Never a clean break no one here to save me. You're the only thing I know like the back of my hand." She feels like she cannot breathe without him by her side, but she knows that she has to move on with her life. I can totally agree with everything Taylor Swift sings about in this song because I experienced it myself throughout my years in high school. I had that one person who I knew like the back of my hand, and that was always by my side. I know that I have to move on, even though it won't be easy. When times are tough, Taylor helps me get through these tough times, and listening to "Breathe" reminds me to be strong.

On a Tree Fallen Across the Road by Robert Frost

"On a Tree Fallen Across the Road"

I wanted one of my last poems I read to be by Robert Frost. He is by far my favorite poet, and I love the way he incorporates nature into all of his poems, even though they have another meaning to them. I love reading them and being able to learn from the hidden message in the poem. This poem says that throughout your lifetime, there will be many obstacles that come before you. In life, you may be working towards a goal, and obstacles will come before you to see how dedicated you are to what you are doing. The poem talks about how these obstacles makes you question yourself and figure out solutions to problems that you may face in life, and how to resolve the situations. Yet, deep down, it does not matter because you cannot quit. It does not matter how many things come in your way, you are going to reach for the stars in the end to make it far in life.

We Outgrow Love Like Other Things by Emily Dickinson

"We Outgrow Love Like Other Things"

Love comes and loves goes. When we are young, we think that love is the only important thing in our lives. However, as we grow older we grow into different people. Our interests change and our outlooks on life change, teaching us that love changes over the years. We outgrow our old loves.

October by Robert Frost


In the days of October, the mornings are quiet and the days are cold. The leaves have changed color, and are ready to fall at any time. The days are longer than they will be in the weeks to come, and nature around us is going through a big transformation. The poem described the month perfectly, especially talking about the wind urging the leaves to fall off the trees.

Upon a Fit of Sickness by Anne Bradstreet

"Upon a Fit of Sickness"

I felt very sad while reading this poem. Personally, I do not enjoy reading about death, and this whole poem was based on death or reflected about death. I felt like the whole time I was reading I was picturing myself dying, or something close to it. Although it was a very dark poem, it made me think to myself that I really need to seize the day. When I read about things that scare me or that I am not ready for, I have a bigger gratitude for my life, and how happy I am with myself at this time.

Merry Go Round by Langston Hughes

"Merry Go Round"

Hughes wrote this in a time of pain and suffering for African Americans in our past time. This poem talks about the Jim Crow laws, and how blacks were treated in the south at this time. Hughes uses the idea of a merry go round to connect readers of how African Americans felt when they were put on the back of the bus. "Where's a horse for a kid that's black?" I feel very angry when I read this, realizing what so many people went through to get us to the point where we are today. It is also very interesting to know that poets write their feelings of anger in their poems.

Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

"Fire and Ice"

Robert Frost only takes a few words to convey a strong message. In this poem, he talks about the difference between fire and ice, which translates into desire and hate. To me, it is about how your experiences change the way that you see things, and changes your opinions on different situations.