Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Review of "Experiment in Divination: Voice and Character" by Rebecca Wolff

"Experiment in Divination: Voice and Character" by Rebecca Wolff was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on August 7, 2013.  A "querent" is someone who seeks an answer, usually one who seeks an answer from a seer, particularly a Tarot card reader.  "Querer" has the same root.  Querer means "to want" in Spanish as in "to desire" or "to need or require."  Querer may be used to express a mundane desire as in, "I want a glass of water."  It may also be used to express a burning desire as in, "I want you in my bed."  Used in a question, querer may be used to ask such things as, "How do you want it?" and, "What do you want?"  and "What do you desire?"  Sometimes a poem contains a single word that delivers its entire message, or at least summarizes it.  Ms. Wolff uses the word "querent" in her poem for this purpose, whether knowingly or not.

No comments:

Post a Comment

NO ANONYMOUS OR NEGATIVE COMMENTS, PLEASE. ONLY POSITIVE COMMENTS WITH ATTRIBUTION (YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS) WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION. OUR MODERATORS WILL SCREEN OUT ALL COMMENTS THAT DO NOT MEET THESE CRITERIA. ALL COMMENTS ARE SCREENED.

If you wish to provide suggestions, feedback, or constructive criticism to the Songs of Eretz staff, please send your thoughts to SWGordonMD@gmail.com. You may or may not receive a response, but your thoughts will be read.