Two weeks ago, I shared the sadness in Sylvia Plath’s poem “Dialogue between Ghost and Priest.” Now I am back with another one of my favourite female poets who is also fearless when it comes to taking a stab at darkness, the inimitable Margaret Atwood. A few of her poems that I found in her book The Door seems to fit our bimonthly theme “Monsters, Beasts, and Chimeras: Spooks and Spectres.”
While I love Atwood’s prose, I’ve always been more in love with her poetry. And so I took a picture of her poem entitled Questioning the Dead from her book of poetry called The Door.
It speaks about our desire to communicate with loved ones long gone through various rituals and offerings – and the unspoken sentiments, unasked questions, unanswered ruminations.
I edited the screenshots using my iPhone app – hopefully the image would make your reading of the poem even more goosebumps-inducing.