This poem, by Melvin Dixon, was somewhat strange to me. The women talking in the poem would often switch to other subjects, then back to what she was talking about in the first place. Through the introduction I read that the poem was about AIDS. I did not pick that up in the poem on my own. The poem is about a boy named Junie who died. This women was given all of his belongings and was convinced to make a quilt in honor of Junie. I believe that the women skipped around on topics because she is old. By the end of the poem, it seems as though the women wanted Junie to be there with her but knew that she needed to move on and take care of her family. I believe that the ending of the poem meant that she was going to knit something for the new baby that is on its way in the family. This poem was very hard to read and understand.
why does the women skip topics throughout the whole poem?Posted by MaryBonner at February 8, 2005 6:00 PM