Sunday, February 8, 2009

Favorite Poem

The poem I would have done in class (other than the other one on the blog)....

The Message

The door that someone opened
The door that someone closed
The chair on which someone sat down
The cat that someone petted
The fruit that someone bit into
The letter that someone read
The chair that someone tipped over
The door that someone opened
The road where someone is still running
The woods that someone crossed running
The river in which someone jumped
The hospital where someone died.

Yes it's kind of a depressing poem but that's its purpose! It's a very powerful poem done in a style that we hardly see.


  1. Is this poem written by Prevert? If so, was it originally in French?