Breast, deserted bride, skewered heart, let me sleep, sap of mourning : Primary appeal
tears, heart, sound : emotions.
Legend : Ritual,images, sing, day, grief, love, day, persists, afraid, tears, wild, legend.
Rituals contains all those things. Legends linked to disillusion ?
Symbol of marriage that come with perfection , structure of poem : 4 quatrains perfect structure. Rhythm is regular. Seems perfect on the outside. Cracks inside.
Syllable : Stanzas one : 4 6 8 7
Stanza 2 : 6 7 5 5
Stanza 3 : 7 6 6 7
Stanza 4 :6 6 8 8
Last word of 3rd stanza : Ritual. Enjambement on the verse with 7 syllable, not the last one
I, our, you
I me you.
Repetitions of images. “Reel over”. Title that is not in relation with the text. The “I am afraid” takes away from the legend of love.
The sap of mourning : oxymoron. Sap giving life and mourning is associated to death. Mourning rises ? Sexual imagery : related to skewered heart. He leaves emotions to the imagination.
Who is I ? Who is his face ?
You : bride
Commenting on what ? Weird wedding. Being in a comfortable in the lack of intimacy. Linking the bride to the ritual but he is just watching. Maybe it's the other way on the bride's point of view.
Firs sentence : I am afraid, last one Let me sleep on your breast at the airport : Progression of the poem, finishing on the calm.
The sound has stopped : makes it deserted.
Two meanings of legend of love : Legend like Cinderella, or written ( I <3 you )
The legend of love is worth a bathroom. What is love ?
Going to the gents alone, even of his wife
Skewered heart could be violent sexual image, but sleeping on your breast : maternal image. Going ot get the relationship that is going to reassure you. [continues]
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