|14 Dec 2002|| Panu Karjalainen|
I know, I know... I've been a bad boy, haven't visited your library in aeons... I hope you still accept this humble comment.
Since I know (practically) nothing of Old English, I won't comment the style overmuch... the rhythm sounded okay to me. Then, the interpretation:
The poem was quite clear. I'd say it can be a 'normal' fantasy poem, where the poor man will be trapped for eternity with the wraith of the other woman... but he is quite cruelly punished. Yes, the wraith-woman is really mean.
Then the one I like better. The man, after marrying the woman he truly loves, hears the other woman committed a suicide. Then he is haunted by his inner self who tries to convince the man he did wrong. Yet he loves his wife. This creates such mental problems to the man that he cannot abandon the memory of the dead woman. He gets maybe a bit weird. His wife abandons him, probably thinking he's got an affair with somebody else. The man gets really miserable... I'm not sure what happens to him, then.
|1 Feb 2003|| E Purington|
I love The Way You Wrote It! I am trying to write a story like that but I keep slipping into new age slang...It's VERY difficult, I applaud you for another masterpiece well done. :clapps hands together: