An Existential Bear

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I love the central theme of existence in May’s “An Existential Bear.” The poem reminds me of the Hegel’s theory that nothing exists without acknowledgment from someone or something. Individual gives meaning to whatever is in their world. I also think the poem is in a free form. Miller’s “Half-Life” counters the preceding poem. I like that it is short but dense; there is a lot to unpack in these several lines. I love the rhyme in lines 9-10 “With what sharp pleasure you would welcome stillness into your life.” In Nordell’s “Girl, Running,” I am fascinated by the rhythm and line lengths. I also love the imagery of the running girl. I can’t seem to figure out the relationship between the ‘I’ and the ‘you’ in “Well” by Grasser, however I love

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