Nowhere do I see anymore my darling wife
Nor the toddling child
Only some swans can I see
And some routine faces, but not my wife anywhere
Nor the child
Then is she a swan
And the child the sun of the green fields and the green sky?
Many a battle has been fought
And much blood shed
And the air has scattered flakes of gold and silver
Like cotton shreds.
Nowhere do I see my younger brother
Nor the sister with the soft nose-ring
Only do I see flags,
Then is my brother that flag of freedom?
And my sister the festival on the altar of dark night? a
I like the poem for how i interpret the words. The author gives you good mental pictures with how they phrase certain descriptions of the characters of the poem. I interpret the poem as the author speaking about their country and how they can come to a compromise so they cant be found. Yet by the end of the poem the war has ended so they are able to find peace again, still there is now a dark past for the country. I didn’t quite understand why the poem stops at the letter a though.