Wormwood by Apryl Fox


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Post August 14, 2004, 10:52:41 AM

Wormwood by Apryl Fox

good poem!<br><br>I enjoyed the unusual theme and the animated imagery.
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Post August 17, 2004, 02:22:09 PM

Re: Wormwood by Apryl Fox

This poem had an interesting stream-of-consciousness / stream of imagery running through it that fit its free-wheeling theme (running from the small and mundane to the literally cosmic).<br><br>My only question is, why does the poem refer to 'wormwood' as if it is the worm rather than the medium through which the worm burrows?  I have this vague memory of 'wormwood' having a particular meaning in apocalyptic literature / apocryphal religious writings -- would this have anything to do with it?<br><br>Robert M.
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Post August 17, 2004, 07:45:36 PM

Re: Wormwood by Apryl Fox

I think Wormwood also another name for the so-called Planet X.
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Post August 17, 2004, 08:49:35 PM

Re: Wormwood by Apryl Fox

New Testiment, I think. Revelations. Wormwood was the name of the falling star that destroyed a third of the Earth. Coincidentally, guess what Chernobyl means? Wormwood. The conspiracy theorists and doomsday prophets really took that one and ran with it.<br>Dan<br>
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Post August 17, 2004, 08:54:48 PM

Re: Wormwood by Apryl Fox

New Testiment, I think. Revelations. Wormwood was the name of the falling star that destroyed a third of the Earth. Coincidentally, guess what Chernobyl means? Wormwood. The conspiracy theorists and doomsday prophets really took that one and ran with it.
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<br>Gee, that would be like Con Ed naming a reactor China Syndrome #1.<br><br>Robert M.<br><br>
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Post August 23, 2004, 05:30:33 PM

Wormwood by Apryl Fox

<br>impressive piece, crying out against the bane of humanity: sentience. we are cursed by knowing of our own existence, unlike the wormwood, eater of worlds and spirits, ignorant of its own life, and thus: blessed.<br>nice poem, author fox. dark and profound. like poetry was meant to be. <br><br>speaking of spirits, i'm off to binny's. miles to go before i sleep...three mile island, mayhap?<br><br>Lee

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