正因如此，筆者將從歷史、家族、島嶼等主題著手，探討零雨詩中所傳達的意涵。首先以零雨詩中的空間、鏡像與夢境三大意象為起點，探討零雨詩所運用的歷史意象，以及其面對土地、家族，甚至自我的態度。從早期以歷史人物作為發想對象，進而連結到故鄉與自身家族的書寫，而後從居住土地思索島嶼與國族的連結與意義。這一系列的鋪陳，使讀者透過詩人的敘述筆觸，進一步了解詩人背後真正的創作目的；另一方面，或可視為詩人對歷史演進的解讀。筆者希望藉此研究，能有系統地解析零雨的歷史書寫與家族、土地之間的連結與意涵。 Ling Yu’s poems are mainly based on history, family and place. Her poems contain many historical events and allusions; therefore, the poems teem with a strong sense of history. Memories of family and affection for land are major topics inher poems as well. The images of family in her poems are highly symbolic. Lately, Ling Yu focuses her attention on the island. These poems explore the relationship between the island and its residents as well as the destiny of the island.
Each topic is connected closely in Ling Yu’s anthologies. She presents subtle observation about cities. Then she puts emphasis on history, the value of life and the effects of tradition and modernization. In her recent work, she focuses on hometown, clan and private space. Her anthology in 2010 succeeds the former work, emphasizes pure language and brings up the concept of void.
This paper focuses on the connotations conveyed by Ling Yu’s poems through the themes of history, family and island. We can discuss the historical imagery of Ling Yu’s poems and her attitude towards land, family and self by exploring three main imageries—dimension, mirror image and dream. Ling Yu’s poems take historical person as a foundation of inspiration. From this, the poems extend to her hometown and family. She eventually broadens the subject from the place where people live to the connection between the island and the nation. This development of Ling Yu’s poems indicates her original writing purpose. Furthermore, they reveal how the poet interprets history. This paper is presented to analyze the images of Ling Yu’s poems systematically through research.