Inkwell Discourse

Inkwell Discourse

Below are threads that deal with individual pieces. They explain the original intention of the poem, line-by-line, and open discussion for further possible interpretation. Analyses and debates.

Talk: Settled Hearts

The Poem’s Concept The common idea of settlement is satisfaction. The idea of a settling down, setting on someone, hearts settled is a final act that implies you’ve found what you’re looking and are happy enough to stop looking. The speaker of this poem has fallen in love, and that…

Talk: Castle of Poets

In quiet keep, sat him in sleep In a quiet castle, quiet control (meaning you are in control and no one knows, history poet no one really hitnks about who’s writing and takes for granted; in he’s control), quiet life (keep = subsistence) meaning he lives there and no one…

Talk: The Flower Trilogy

All three pieces deal with an angelic belle who has decided to stay with a mortal, angering the gods. Each piece deals specifically with one of the three core negative emotions: malice (winterbite), sorrow (sorrowfeed), and wrath (sanguinity). In every piece, the god punishes the belle for disgracing their divine…

Talk: Midnight Diaries Entry 6

After fighting for dear sanity, my mind and I found temporarily relief. This is a recollection of a volunteer trip, in which several students and I went down to the border of Mexico and helped cook lunch for and attend to the elderly and disabled at a rehabilitation center. A…

Talk: A Painter Story

“The painter sits with determination and confidence. She rolls her sleeves smoothly and grasps her brush for a dip into a paint container. The canvas – a bright white canvas – is set perfectly upon a stand. And so the painter begins painting. A dot, now turning into a line,…

Talk: A Flower Story

“The yellow flowers sway in the wind. Their petals are open to the warming, pre-noon sun. The color of their petals amazes me – never have I seen a yellow so sad. The flower’s decay and death is gradual, but certain. The flowers know that they are going to die;…

Talk: A Blood Story

“The color of blood is the most beautiful in all the world. A rich red… a drop of blood slides down the back of my arm. My wrist is cut – the cut resembling a necklace of red beads and the beads being more drops of blood that have yet…

Talk: Midnight Diaries Entry 4

The indecision from Midnight Diaries: Entry 3 warps into something darker now–a dark realization. Translation: I outwards claim closure, though in my heart I know it not be true. I have wished to move on for so long now that I cannot wish for anything anymore. Thoughts of her are…

Talk: Midnight Diaries Entry 3

I wrote this about two weeks after I had finished the second entry. I spent the time trying desperately for closure (finals were coming up); this entry speaks of what happened. Though this is written in a style commonly reserved for Notes/Verses instead of Entries, I found it more appropriate…

Talk: Lovely Hearthstone

It dawned a new day I hence saw her here A new beginning from the moment I saw her. Suns rise, but she a star higher Allusion to “it dawned a new day” – rising suns mean dawn; suns are stars, but she was a star (star ~ angel) that…