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Post November 19, 2009, 10:41:16 AM

Where owls Rove

And they still control, connected, deep underground, below the tip of the public iceberg called the media, interlocked among themselves in a ruling embrace.

I like this one too.

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Post November 19, 2009, 01:45:18 PM

Very sinister. So do we read "owls" as a verb then? :lol:

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Post November 19, 2009, 01:50:03 PM

Here's one of the references:

Descendant sues Skull and Bones over Geronimo's bones

The great-grandson of Apache warrior Geronimo argues in a lawsuit that a secretive society at Yale University holds the remains of his great-grandfather.

Apache warrior Geronimo was buried in Oklahoma, but some say a secret society absconded with his remains.

Harlyn Geronimo has sued Yale and the society -- the Order of Skull and Bones -- to try to recover the remains.

"I think what would be important is that the remains of Geronimo be with his ancestors," he said.

Skull and Bones, a collegiate society that's been around since 1832, includes alumni such as former President George W. Bush and his grandfather, Prescott Bush.


http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/26/geronimo.remains/index.html

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Post November 19, 2009, 02:03:05 PM

I like the description and imagery of this poem, as well as the sinister tone.

I especially like this couplet:

The Keepers of Death stand still at the gate
to silence and hush the dissenters of fate.


The poem doesn't adhere to a set rhyme scheme throughout. I wonder if it would be stronger if it did, if the whole poem was made up of rhymed couplets like above, for instance. I 'm not sure, but it would be interesting to compare the two versions.

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Post November 19, 2009, 08:35:23 PM

This can be sung to Billy Joel's Leningrad if you trill a couple syllables per line.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK6As_u1RhE
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Post December 10, 2009, 05:30:35 PM

Where Owls rove

Thanks for explaining what this poem was about. I didn't get the whole Bush connection from the poem - and I've even seen a movie about this. Poetry pretty much goes over my head, but now I understand it. Did Native Americans bury their dead above the ground? - how could someone did this great chief up? Thanks again.
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Post December 10, 2009, 05:31:16 PM

dig

I meant "dig this great chief up?"
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Post December 10, 2009, 08:19:07 PM

Re: Where Owls rove

bottomdweller wrote:Thanks for explaining what this poem was about. I didn't get the whole Bush connection from the poem - and I've even seen a movie about this. Poetry pretty much goes over my head, but now I understand it. Did Native Americans bury their dead above the ground? - how could someone did this great chief up? Thanks again.


"Nomadic tribes in the Great Plains region either buried their dead, if the ground was soft, or left them on tree platforms or on scaffolds..."

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Post December 10, 2009, 08:58:14 PM

bottomdweller wrote:

I didn't get the whole Bush connection from the poem - and I've even seen a movie about this.


It wasn't immediately apparent to me either, but Richard's comment pointed me in the right direction. You can appreciate a poem for the way the words sound and fit together, rhythm, rhyme, the elements of form. But, ultimately, its pretty hard to like a poem if you don't understand what it's about. But if it isn't immedately clear, and you keep at it, figuring it out can be rewarding... like solving a riddle.

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Post February 16, 2010, 08:25:41 PM

Thanks for taking an interest in the poem. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them though I like how you guys set out to solve the mystery yourselves. :)
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