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poem adapted for film
My grandson is 15 years old and desires to be a film director. Last winter he became familiar with this poem (in French class?) and was very taken with it. He decided to film it. He used two class mates as the actors and borrowed the equipment from their town's film center which he is involved with. This will be a voice over.
Is this poem familiar to poetry forum members here?
He poured the coffee Into the cup He poured the milk Into the cup of coffee He added the sugar To the coffee and milk He stirred it With a teaspoon He drank the coffee And put back the cup Without speaking to me He lit a cigarette He blew some rings With the smoke He flicked the ashes Into the ashtray Without speaking to me Without looking at me He got up He put his hat On his head He put on His raincoat Because it was raining He went out Into the rain Without a word Without looking at me And I I took my head In my hands And I wept
I remember that we spent some time analyzing the poem. Is it husband and wife? could it be two Men? What is the issue between the two characters? Is one a masochist and the other a sadist? Is there any legitimate reason for such disdain? Is it just the same old same old between any two lovers? How do others interpret it?
I would like to think my grandson is deep and psychologically inclined but frankly I think it is the imagery of the cigarette that appeals to him!
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