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A fishing hook in my eye

Jerz, ''Poems: Short but Effective'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"you fit into me
like a hook into an eye

a fish hook
an open eye"

This is the best imagery in a poem that I have read in a long while. It is so short, but brutally true at the same time. With just 16 words, the author portrays a haunting image that can be interpreted in many different ways.

I, for one, think that she is talking about a significant other. This person is compatible with Margaret, but in all the wrong ways. She makes it sound as if she is desperately flailing to get away from this man, but will always be pulled along in his lure.

Short poems are also more to my fancy, mainly because the reader can analyze the poem without too much effort. All you have to do is look at *every single* word, and determine why it is used in the situation. When you do this, you can sort of get into the mind of the author and see why he/she did it.


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