Am not sure what this means.I like the idea behind it.I still love your comment that whilst running one evening you saw that Orion had decorated a bare tree with fairy lights. I do think that up here we seem to be closer to (and therefore almost part of) the sky.
There has been a lot of talk lately about word verification and how odd some of them are - and how appropriate. Well I have to tell you that the one I just did on my comment above was mothriv!!
I'm not sure what it means either - but that doesn't stop my rather uneasy enjoyment of the poem. "The moment I realised..." What? Mmm... And why were you the Pole Star? Further to ponder here...BYW, really liked your bookshop poem.
Ah what does it mean, they say...don't let Jim Murdoch know you're talking about what poems mean...he'll be round here in a shot!I think it means you're mad as a star...but that's OK. We're all mad as something. Now what does mad mean? Hmmm.x
I love the idea of being the Pole Star with the Great Bear prowling around. Its pure Philip Pullman. What's not to understand?
Thanks for these comments. They got me thinking for ages.WG: Word verification throws up some truly odd words. I even found a blog devoted to it. Mothriv (as anyone who knows who you are will appreciate)is pure synchronicity. SW: What? What indeed... Slightly off the point, but I only found this out recently that some of the pyramids have a narrow shaft designed to admit the apparently stationary light of the pole star. RF: "Mad" is quite a word, isn't it? Mad about football, mad with X, mad as a hatter, mad rush, etc.Frances: I was thinking of the constellation, but you're right, Iorek Byrnison does spring to mind.
What a punchy second stanza, rushing us from terra firma to the reaches of deep space. Excellent.
Thanks for that, Dick.
I like being assailed by contradictory ideas of possible meanings. Rich in them!
I like the breath of the Great Bear prowling around. Maybe you were kidnapped by space aliens. It always happens when you are driving along a country road or when you are at your desk by an open wind
DK: Thanks. So do I. Life's like that.PiR: It does, doesn't it? I think I've linked to this -I think- wonderful New York Film Academy short film before, but it was a long time ago. Heavens, it's hot in he
I was laughing all the way through. It's hilarious. It's like a cut from a Peter Sellers movie. The guy in the black suit is simply amazing. The way his left eye stares out of the screen is alien-creepy. Many thanks!
Pleased you enjoyed it. It cracks me up every time I see it. I should have added that it started life as a short story, by Terry Bisson - interesting, in that it is all dialogue.
I love this snippet poem; do you think it's part of a bigger sequence..?
I'm thinking along the same lines as Barbara, reads to me like the start of something very interesting.
I don't think it's part of a bigger poem or sequence, but I did want it to feel as if it is.
fair enough, I thought that might be a possibility.
It brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "I don't mince my words!"
I like that poem Domnic, it's enigmatic in an appealing way, and as I spend ages gawking up at the night skies I'm always interested in any poetic mention of them.good stuff!
I like this poem but find it alarming.When I read it, I thought I understood it but, since no-body else does, presumeably I don't either!Thank you, Dominic, for becoming a follower of PICTURES JUST PICTURES.Lucy CorranderP.S. I like 'Something About the Sky' very much too. L.
"Alarming"? I like it! :)
TFE: I also spend time gawking at the sky - so much so my children even bought me a telescope. It's amazing what you see when you look, especially if you live somewhere where there isn't much light pollution.
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