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The Wicker Man

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:04 am
by Saturn
Very left-field this I know but written on the spur of the moment.

I watched this film for the first time in years and tried to imagine the sacrifice from the point of view of the thing itself.


The Wicker Man


Tower of wood,
Crucible of faith,
Sacrificial altar,
You stand high
Waiting...

For the season
For the failure
Of Ceres art...

Yearning for panic...
Superstitous lore
To stir the old,
Frenzied zeal.

Where to find,
How to entice
An offering pure:
One untainted
By Hymen's toil?

Deadly trap is set
The victim summoned;
All must co-operate
To appease the gods.

Temptation employed
Testing his great faith
Cannot crack his resolve.
Venus has failed...

In disbelief and terror
He follows the dance.
We lure him to the rocks
With a festival intent
Only to unmask, at last
And lead the virgin
To our horrible purpose.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:21 am
by Saturn
Done 8)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:58 am
by Fortuna
It's very provocative and reads like an incantation...

Also a film I have been meaning to watch for some time.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:59 am
by Fortuna
Oh I forgot to ask!

... Does this mean your muse has returned? :D

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:05 pm
by Saturn
No it means I'm really unhappy - I have to keep my mind occupied when the Black Dog hits me :?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:12 pm
by Fortuna
Saturn wrote:I have to keep my mind occupied when the Black Dog hits me :?


I'm afraid I'm not familiar with that expression...

:( But I am sorry to hear you are troubled. I wish I could share with you some of these fried anchovies I am snacking on here with me. They always cheer me up.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:13 pm
by Saturn
'Black dog' is a famous expression Winston Churchill used to describe his depression [which is what I suffer from] - he said it was like a black dog in the corner you can't ignore.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:45 pm
by dks
Saturn wrote:'Black dog' is a famous expression Winston Churchill used to describe his depression [which is what I suffer from] - he said it was like a black dog in the corner you can't ignore.


Sometimes great art emits from that place. You poem is great, Saturn. The tone is unmistakable and the images ominously rich.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:52 pm
by Credo Buffa
Fortuna wrote:It's very provocative and reads like an incantation...

Exactly my thoughts! You can feel the heaviness in the tone when you read it, which is a great quality to have. The difference between a poem and just plain lines is all in the delivery :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:09 am
by Despondence
Credo Buffa wrote: The difference between a poem and just plain lines is all in the delivery :wink:

Christ, what a load of bollocks.

You guys are seriously spaced out, what the hell are you all smoking? Wish I had some..

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:53 am
by dks
Despondence wrote:
Credo Buffa wrote: The difference between a poem and just plain lines is all in the delivery :wink:

Christ, what a load of bollocks.

You guys are seriously spaced out, what the hell are you all smoking? Wish I had some..


Aww, Despondence. Who pissed in your Muses's wheaties?? :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:59 am
by Malia
dks wrote:
Aww, Despondence. Who pissed in your Muses's wheaties?? :lol:


Now THAT'S an image! :D

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:01 am
by Credo Buffa
Bwa ha! :lol:

Where've you been, Despondence? We've been having so much fun! :D

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:03 am
by dks
:P

He'll not like that, I'm sure...

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:49 am
by Despondence
Riight. Okay.

Well I'm happy that I'm able to amuse you ladies. Sorry if sucking up isn't in my curriculum.