9 thoughts on “BENDING FORWARDS

  1. this makes me smile. beautiful and warm piece. the contrast in their heights is augmented by the contrast in the two metaphors in this poem – garland and unbending mind. two metaphors that appear contrasted but really aren’t. the first, a welcome, the other a stubbornness of sorts. so, welcome to my world tall boy, but this dynamite packs a punch – she won’t be taken for granted. the use of size here is reminiscent of Jonathan swift’s “guliver’s travels.” size is relative – a tall, obviously strong man has to contend with the big strong will (determination) of the physically smaller woman. besides, height, like age in nothing …

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