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2 poems that remind me of Avatar. [Aug. 18th, 2009|01:38 am]
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here's a poem i found in one of my favorite collections (a book called "Why am I grown so cold?: Poems of the unknowable). it's untitled, and credited as "Central Eskimo."

That Woman down there beneath the sea,
She wants to hide the seals from us.
These hunters in the dance house,
They cannot right matters.
They cannont mend matters.
Into the spirit world
Will go I,
Where no humans dwell.
Set matters right will I.
Set matters right will I.


aside from the whole connection betw. the polar water tribes and the Eskimos/Inuits/etc, it made me think of Aang always going into the spirit world to solve the problems of the physical world. there's this sense of duty in the poem... a resignation to it but also a dedication. the comment about no one else being able to solve the problem, continuing into the statement that the speaker is going to go get the job done.

here's another one, from the same book. "Strange Tree," by Elizabeth Madox Roberts. it reminds me of "The Swamp." Particularly the gang's initial reaction to the place.

Away beyond the Jarboe house
I saw a different kind of tree.
Its trunk was old and large and bent,
And I could feel it look at me.

The road was going on and on
Beyond to reach some other place.
I saw a tree that looked at me,
And yet it did not have a face.

It looked at me with all its limbs;
It looked at me with all its bark.
The yellow wrinkles on its sides
Were bent and dark.

And then I ran to get away,
But when I stopped to turn and see,
The tree was bending to the side
And leaning out to look at me.




-Kathleen

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[User Picture]From: pts
2009-08-18 04:43 pm (UTC)
These really are quite evocative, both in general and of the Avatar world. Thanks for sharing!
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