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The Poem


Two close friends Sylvia and Sally rent an old house to have a holiday distant from the city. All they want is to have some peace and rest for a while. But Sylvia begins to notice that strange things are happening in the house. In a while she will learn that these things are about famous poem character Minerva Jones....

My Selected Text :

I chose "Minerva Jones" from Spoon River Anthology because I often think about death-life issue so I can relate with this book and the poems in them. Also I think this text is a short but strong one.

I am Minerva, the village poetess,

Hooted at, jeered at by the Yahoos of the street

For my heavy body, cock-eye, and rolling walk,

And all more when "Butch" Weldy

Captured me after a brutal hunt.

He left me to my fate with Doctor Meyers;

And I sank into death, growing numb from the feet up,

Like one stepping deeper and deeper into a stream of ice,

Will some one go to the village newspaper,

And gather into a book the verses I wrote? -

I thursted so for love

I hungered so for life!


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