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The two short stories In the Cutting of a Drink and The Return bring different responses from me In the Cutting of a Drink makes me think about what it would be like to go into a new culture It also makes me think about the decline in moral values now days The Return reminds me to be more thankful for the many things I take for granted It also makes me think about how hard it can be to cope with change In the poem Those Rainy Mornings I am reminded of my grandma and what a kind loving wonderful person she is In Frank Chipasulas poem Those Rainy Mornings the speaker is talking about his aunt Gwalanthi The speaker tells us what a wonderful loving person his aunt is In the first section the speaker tells us how his aunt would wake up at the crack of dawn and build a fire Then she would begin cooking porridge In the second section of the poem the speaker talks about waking up out of the nagging nightmare Then the speaker describes his aunt a little bit more her soft but husky call In the last section the speaker talks about how kind his aunt is to take care of his brothers and sisters while his parents strayed to the copper mines This poem makes me think about my grandma and all the wonderful things she has done for me The speakers aunt is an old fragile woman hoe-broken palms and scrawny ribs But she is also a very hard worker and loving person Both these things remind me of my grandma My grandma may be old and fragile but she is still a very hard working and loving person My grandma is always up at first light doing household chores or working in her garden Many times we have to force her to go inside so she wont be exposed to the hot sun
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