|26 Oct 2003|| A.R. George|
This is great, Brian! Really ominous and mysterious, effortless meter (of course; I particularly enjoyed how you fit a word like 'curiously' into the rhythm), and definitely open to interpretation.
I'll tell you mine for interest's sake - I gained the impression that the boy has crept out of his hometown or village to sleep under the stars, and his home is destroyed while he's gone. I can't quite account for a 'newborn planetside' within my explanation, though. Have to think on it.
Fantastic poem! Brian Buckley
replies: "The meaning of the poem was somewhat vague, I agree, but you pretty much nailed it all the same. Basically I imagined a boy who's gone off on his own, as children do, and is enjoying nature. The lights he's so curious about, though, are actually warning signals for his land (country, village, whatever) that an enemy is coming. While he is dreaming (the "newborn planetside" was intended to be the landscape of his dreams, childish and excited) his home is being destroyed. The next morning, he wakes up and continues his life as normal, still unaware of what has happened. That was what I was thinking as I wrote it, but as you say, there are of course many possible interpretations."
|18 Oct 2009|| Moria|
Hm... At first I thought this said ’Minion’...