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Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Reading: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Feeling: Lazy
Wondering: What sort of trouble she'd get into in the 1800's

In the Clearest Night,
I see

A reflection that is far from she
In her essence another
breath, a soul!
Reminders of a life bestowed.

Abandoned dreams, she lives! she breathes!
Til the moment she conceives
Righteous, not! we all must go
Abstracted paths, altered lives.

A heaped reverie
We've all been had!

Can you imagine If thats how I talked or how everyone talked all the time? lol We'd all be scratching our heads. Of course I know what I meant by it, what do YOU think it means? haha. Its a pretty nice way of expressing yourself without being overly obvious though :)

Scarlet Letter

America’s first psychological novel, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is a dark tale of love, crime, and revenge set in colonial New England. It revolves around a single, forbidden act of passion that forever alters the lives of three members of a small Puritan community: Hester Prynne, an ardent and fierce woman who bears the punishment of her sin in humble silence; the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, a respected public figure who is inwardly tormented by long-hidden guilt; and the malevolent Roger Chillingworth, Hester’s husband—a man who seethes with an Ahab-like lust for vengeance.

The landscape of this classic novel is uniquely American, but the themes it explores are universal—the nature of sin, guilt, and penitence, the clash between our private and public selves, and the spiritual and psychological cost of living outside society. Constructed with the elegance of a Greek tragedy, The Scarlet Letter brilliantly illuminates the truth that lies deep within the human heart.

(Copied from Amazon)



Anonymous said...

so tell us. i suck at interpreting poems back in high school and again in college for humanities. but i do have one or two faves from Wyatt, Dickinson, Keats, Browning, and, ehem, Jim Morrison.

Sush said...

Me too actually. I hated it and didnt pay attention. haha. its open for interpretation. It means whatever the reader thinks it means :)


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