Olympics is over, political news channels are in full swing, and
Football season hasn't yet started, so how should we spend our TV
can we find entertainment that doesn't try to manipulate our political
views? How the news is presented
shows who owns that TV channel.
entertains us with touchdowns, the 3-point shot, a goal.
That's it. No political plugs attached.
usually tries to stay away from politics--sometimes it tries to run
the opposite direction.
for the most part, simply entertain and provoke thought and emotion for the fun
Even the weather, just
by being itself, is unpredictably neutral.
In addition to
weather, the arts, and athletics, how else should we spend our TV time?
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into the waves
baby on a pony
there by her father's
this is not a machine
she holds the reins
the word volcano
hangs inside her like
a cardboard artpiece
bouncing on string
cut through with big scissors
red wool lava
for the sea it reaches
--Poem by Hinemoana
This poem is about a volcanic eruption, or as
shown by the title, the creation of Mount
Taranaki in New Zealand. The poem is also the speaker's
beautiful way of describing the "explosive" feeling of
seeing this mountain while horseback riding as a youth (in 1973--from
while accompanied by her father. Or the speaker could be the
outside observer describing or remembering what she sees--could be
the mother watching spouse and child. So while the
speaker is talking about a volcano, she is also relaying the feeling
of seeing this volcano. This is what I get from the
poem. You may have a different interpretation.
works for me:
Structure of the stanzas. First two are four lines, second two
are three lines and the last stanza has only two lines. This
reinforces the flowing movement of the poem that ends with "the
sea it reaches."
"large hands" stanza breaks to "no wheel."
The image of hands become a wheel even when the word,
"no," is used.
"she holds the reins" line breaks to "the word
volcano." The speaker's pony ride is interrupted by the
sight and sudden awareness of the volcano.
"word volcano" stanza breaks to "hangs inside
her." This effective break lets the reader feel with the
speaker of the poem.
"corrugations" goes back to the texture of
the "cardboard" or volcano. "corrugations"
also works as the waves. The two images of
"cardboard" and "corrugations" not only sound
alike because of the letter, "c," but they also link
because what is happening is that the two become one--the volcano becomes joined
with the waves.
"volcano" = "cardboard artpiece/bouncing on
string" (using the images of everyday materials to
describe a volcanic eruption--or the excitement of seeing volcano).
"big scissors" = "red wool lava" (cutting
through waves, "corrugations," of ocean).
The poem takes ordinary things such as "scissors" and
makes them so much more beautiful with the description of "red
wool lava." This phrase alone is so richly textured.
The same occurs in the last two lines--an everyday object of
"blue cellophane" becomes the beautiful "sea."
The effective use of related words, volcano-lava, waves-sea, and
opposites, "red-blue" (hot lava becomes cold sea and the
line break as the pause before the two "reaches" is great).
The effective use of layering two different things that work as the
same things. Examples: "cut through with big
red wool lava," and "blue cellophane/for the sea it
begins and ends with similar images of "waves" and
"sea." First two lines say, "into the
waves/baby on a pony," and the last two lines say, "blue cellophane/
for the sea it reaches." The baby/speaker and
lava/volcano are connected with same images.
"it" in last line = "red wool lava" which
reverberates back to volcano, then to the title.
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