Monday, February 18, 2008

I would speak

I would speak more than these emaciated words,
Which are finger prints on a window


JimII said...

"we hold these truths to be self evident" "all we have to fear is fear itself" "I have a dream" are these just emaciated words? are these just finger prints on a window?

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Josh Gentry said...

Interesting response. There are many interpretations of what the voice of the poem "means." The futility of all speech, their personal attempts to communicate, or it might be about a particular moment.

It's interesting that you chose influential phrases from speeches and political writing. One to many, broad themes. "I have a dream" was great for a crowd, but how much does it tell me about the complex soup that Martin Luther King, Jr. was, as a person?

Sometime after reading your response, I read your blog, and it seems you are reacting to something in the media, in the campaign. Odd coincidence.

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