There is no word for goodbye, a beautiful poem from alaska options libby mar 20 2008, 08:41 pm post there is no word for goodbye mary tallmountain sokoya, i said looking through the net of wrinkles into i hope there are many harmless little cars for you to chase around in the place where you are going.
The theme of this poem is directly stated in the stanzas the title, and throughout the poem, tell us that there is no word for goodbye you should always say, see you or tlaa as it is used in the poem we learn that you will always see someone at a later time if you don't see someone again on. Imagerytaken together, the images in a poem or passage are called its imageryan image is the language that creates a concrete representation of an object or an experience an image is also the vivid mental picture created in the reader’s mind by that language. Poem there is no word for goodbye here is an anti bullying poem written by jon evans: identity–the bully they all try to look the same all try to give themselves a name pick on the boy who is all alone just because his identity is his own what has this world come to.
Summary: in this poem there has no words to say goodbye no because there don't have words to say goodbye just because they don't want to say goodbye they don't want to say goodbye because they think can see each again in the future. Mary tallmountian writes in her poem, there is no word for goodbye about how the athabaskan people can do no such thing how can one person say such a phrase as there is no word for goodbye of course there is, there are hundreds of ways to say goodbye in many different languages.
Artist dan albright’s statement: “there is no word” is a videopoetry adaptation of tony hoagland’s poem of the same name, featured in the july/august 2012 issue of poetry magazinethe poem itself looks at how language is at times incapable of describing certain situations, such as a close friendship between two men fading to a mere acquaintanceship.
In this poem, there is a young women loosing her aunt, otherwise know as sokoya in athabaskan, and she finds it hard to say goodbye athabaskan people along the yukon river have come to a conclusion that the word goodbye means forever so they refuse to use that term personification: when does. Sometimes there are no words no words to describe the pain no relief of grief to look towards except to know their lives weren’t in vain sometimes there are no words to describe the feel of no goodbye except surreal they say you must move forward they say you must stay strong but where are ‘they.
From mary tallmountain’s volume of poems the light on the wall los angeles: university of california press, 1990 “there is no word for goodbye” sokoya, i said, looking through the net of wrinkles into.