Okay so I know this is probably really weird, but I was really struck by Langston Hughes' poem "Suicide's Note" (on pg. 15 of Sound and Sense) First of all, it's on such a taboo topic. The word suicide usually jumps out us (no matter if it's spoken or said) and I think the gossiper in all of us just kind of jumps at the chance to know what's going and who killed themselves when we see such a word. So I think that was one of the main reasons this poem kind of caught my attention.
Secondly, after reading the poem, it kind of struck me how it is one of the (if not the) shortest poems in the book and that I've ever read, but it doesn't really need to be any longer. It perfectly sums up it's subject in just three lines and in an ingeniously non-morbid way. I mean, summing up someone's reason for drowning themselves by simply personifying the river as asking them for a kiss, I think, is both incredibly poetic and really ingenious. And although I think most people have problems much deeper that cause them to want to commit suicide than such a simple note conveys, I think Hughes does a nice job conveying the information (or lack of information) that most suicide notes would give.
I don't know, there's not really much to analyze about it, but I really found this poem to be incredibly thought provoking and striking in a way much different than some of the others in the book....did it have this effect on anyone else?