sovay: (Lord Peter Wimsey: passion)
sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote 2015-08-05 06:04 pm (UTC)

I really love the poem, and just as much, I love what you say here, which, though it's prose, is so powerful and so beautifully expressed that it has the effect of poetry.

Thank you! I assembled a lot of notes around the writing of the poem and I wanted to share them publicly.

--They're like a heroin-strong (and heroin-deadly) dose of Songs of Experience, then. By train of thought, I'm reminded of Dallben aging in a night after reading The Book of Three.

I hadn't made that connection, but I like it.

ETA: Never mind: I see it now, rereading: story, through song. (I am slow sometimes)

That's okay! I'm glad to know it is clear in the poem and I hadn't muddled it somehow. The dead of the Greek underworld forget who they are, relinquish themselves; do not (except under strange conditions like Book 11 of the Odyssey) tell themselves, but are told. If you want to tell your own story, the pomegranate is no good to you. Choose the siren's song instead.

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