Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rock 'Em Out

Looking at Each Other

By Muriel Rukeyser

Yes, we were looking at each other

Yes, we knew each other very well

Yes, we had made love with each other many times

Yes, we had heard music together

Yes, we had gone to the sea together

Yes, we had cooked and eaten together

Yes, we had laughed often day and night

Yes, we fought violence and knew violence

Yes, we hated the inner and outer oppression

Yes, that day we were looking at each other

Yes, we saw the sunlight pouring down

Yes, the corner of the table was between us

Yes, our eyes saw each other's eyes

Yes, our mouths saw each other's mouths

Yes, our breasts saw each other's breasts

Yes, our bodies entire saw each other

Yes, it was beginning in each

Yes, it threw waves across our lives

Yes, the pulses were becoming very strong

Yes, the beating became very delicate

Yes, the calling the arousal

Yes, the arriving the coming

Yes, there it was for both entire

Yes, we were looking at each other


The song and the poem are alike in more ways than one. Both are some form of a poem because thats what a song is. The poem talks about looking at each other and how open they are to each other. That every single aspect of their lifes is poured out to one another in the form of love. The ideas apply with the song. The song is by the Jonas Brothers titled When You Look Me in the Eyes explains in a unique manner that when we love someone and we look them in the eyes we are open and can not hide anything. When there is nothing to hide you feel a sense of comfort and both the poem and song describe relationships that make you feel confortable because "when you look me in the eyes and tell me that you love me everything is alright".

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