Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Margaret Atwood - An Angel

I really wanted to put this whole poem here, and if you checked this blog during the few hours before I amended this you would have caught it. But while I haven't thought of this as publishing, my husband pointed out that it is. I don't want to rip off Atwood. I just wanted to include the poem that sparked my "Angel of Doubt" poem.

Here's the first line and the last line. You should read it. It's really good.

I know what the angel of suicide looks like. I have seen her several times. She's around.

Wings, of course. You wouldn't believe a thing she said if it weren't for the wings.