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Wyck - A biography of two.
She dances in moonlight
hypnotic against the Devil.
Though she is the Queen
of Music she only sings internally -
Operatic and echoing
in a subdued mind.
He is dressed in blue
and steps upon mortality
as if he were God, among Gods.
He is not. It is because She,
in glorious white and a
pearlèd headdress, sheds
years of crystal on the remains
of sleeping suns. They grow
and change and undulate with black life
just as spores explode in a veil
of snow and obsidian.
The Devil's blue armour is broken.
He is armless as she takes up his cloth
and wills it into herself.
Swords on the wind and decay
pooling on hallowed fields
resound the valor of the day.
Thrusting to his throat
she is crushing mortality
and retains her split godhood.

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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: August 31st, 2004 08:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Since I know what it's about, it's beautiful. If I didn't, I'd just be confused. Maybe when you publish, you can do some sort of description or something, just to make it a little more accessible. Or not... I know you like ambiguity! :)
abmann From: abmann Date: August 31st, 2004 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
It's less about ambiguity and more about "jerky." I want my poetry to have substance, substrate if you will, that functions like brain-jerky. As in, there is much to bite, chew, rip, eat in each piece. Packing couplets with images, rhetoric and symbolism is putting the meat on the bones of "function" and "focus." I have both of the latter and search for the former. Sometimes even I need to look up a reference that just magically appeared. My poetry is to be actively eaten, ripped, digested, chewed and - if need be - spat out.
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