The poem with the title “Blessing” is a metaphor. After the first time in reading the poem the first thing that comes to mind would when it water in the country they people find it as a blessing, “the sudden rush of fortune” fortune is a positive word which represents the riches, values and wealth. On the other hand after reading the poem a couple of times we realise that the pipe bursting is not a blessing. “The municipal pipe bursts,” the pipe in the village bursts this is a tragedy as the village will not water for a number of days until the pipe is fixed. In the poem Vultures we see the vultures as horrible creatures that have no feeling and eat up everything and then show an affectionate side. The poet then goes on to showing as how the worst, uncaring humans and also love. “Nostrils will stop at the wayside sweet-shop” the horrible commandant will stop at a shop to bye his child chocolate. The imagery is between good and evil; however the imagery of repulsive is extended imagery.
The poem Blessing consists of twenty three lines, and three stanzas. The poem does not rhyme and there are brief sentences. There is some enjambment and some of the sentences finish at the end of the line. The poem is written in 5 sentences, this shows five different stages for the water pipe bursting. Before the water pipe burst how their skin was dry, imagining the pipe bursting “Imagine the drip of it”. The pipe bursting, after that how everyone rushes to collect the water, how happy the pipe bursting has made them happy. The poem Vultures is in the form of free verse. The poem is also written in very
long sentences. This poem also shows different stages. First we see the vultures as horrible creatures that clean up after everyone dies. Then we see the vultures to have some affection. We then read on to the commandment at Belsen, a nasty man, followed by reading on to how the commandment at Belsen having feelings.
In conclusion the visual images are used constantly through both the poems Blessing and Vultures to show the different political issues. In the poem Blessing visual images are portrayed about third world poverty, and in the poem Vultures it more about war a more political issue. Even though poverty is a political issue it could be easily stopped but would take a long time. War alternatively would take a long time and could also easily be. In contrast poverty could only be created by other countries it could also be created by the country it’s self. For example in the poem Vultures the commandment could stop imposing rules for others to follow, this would bring a stop to evil. However gathering the money to bring poverty to end would take a number of months. The in poem Blessing I thought the country may have been living in poverty for a number of years and didn’t have water for a number weeks. This could have lead to a number of deaths.