Anna Swir Poem

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Poetry is the visual form of the human soul; for example, when one looks upon a poet’s words, they peer into the creator’s individuality. They look into their life. And that is what poetry defines: life. My first poem is by Anna Swir, and it’s “The Sea and the Man.” The sea may look perfectly calm at times, and the waves seemed to sleep, humming splashes like a lullaby. But then the sea can be a treacherous beast during a great storm. In Anna Swir’s eyes, nature is related to the experience of life itself. Our lives develop in cycles, from birth to grave, and the sea moves in tides. The sea is sometimes blue, like hardships occurring in our daily life. In the vastness of the sea, it’s easy to lose hope when there’s no sign of land. That’s the same feeling we get when we experience despair. The poet’s mood is sober, as she adds: “The eternal sea will never learn to laugh.” That’s a solemn note to end a poem that involved words such as laughter. But maybe that’s how she wanted us to perceive our lives. Laugh a lot during your life but you won’t laugh when at death. Death is …show more content…

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