Incident, the Poem
I just read a poem, "Incident," by Countee Cullen. It was a really short poem but I enjoyed it because it held meaning in it. But it took a while for the poem to sink in. It was confusing. Over all, the poem was ok. Nothing really special about it.
One line from Incident that stands out for me is: "I saw the whole of Baltimore from May until December; Of all the things that heppened there, that's all that I remember." This stood out for me because the little boy was saying, of all the things that happened while he was in Baltimore, only that incidentstuck to him like glue. He was probably really shocked at that time and it struck him hard.
Another line that I liked was: " Heart-filled, Head-filled with glee." This stood out for me because at that moment, I pictured a really happy little boy. I cant explain it too well but I got the idea that he was a optimistic boy.
Incident doesn't really remind me of something that happened to me. But I know I wouldn't take it too well if someone said that to me. I don't think anyone would take that too well. I felt bad for him because he was just a little boy. I wouldn't read more poems by Countee Cullen because I'm worried that he might write more poems similar to this one. This poem was confusing as it is. But I'm sure many other people would enjoy more than I.