Venting the Orwellian Hand Maid's Tale Psychotic of the current American Dream
©Susie Clevenger 2018
First, I loved the howling moonlight. The beginning unto itself sets the tone and the poetic license thus endorsed is very well done."love is both torture and ecstatic freedom" is a very interesting line.-HA
Excellent poem. The "howling moon" is quite an image. All I can think of are the wolves prowling, hunting by moonlight. a heart walk throughthe how and why of war...I think we have asked this question and wondered this since the beginning of time, since the dying of our sons, brothers, fathers died and we women were left behind to bury them.
I love the “w” sounds at the end. And the shape of the poem. It really draws your attention to that last word—war— like an arrow.
There are some beautiful sounds in your nonet, Susies, especially in 'Howling moonlight walks the horizon'. My favourite lines are: 'a heart walk throughthe how andwhy ofwar'.
Oh gosh this is wonderfully dark and enticing! Especially love; "love is both torture and ecstatic freedom." 💜
Nightmarish ... and beautifully done. Centering it on the page works well for this one.
Such a powerful statement.. the tornado shape of the poem enhances the meaning.
Susue, I love your walk of love with it's comparison to war. And Howling Moonlight's search. I met her last night keying my ditty, she was flirting with Thunder and Lightening. ..
Wow, wow. Just love this, Susie. I didn't expect the end with war, and appreciate the turn there in the middle of the poem. Agree with Kerry, the shape of the poem helps too. Love it.
The how and why... we do know it, but still it comes... love the shape as well.
Really love this unexpected twist.
the how and why... Is there ever a good answer (and I LOVE HandMaid's Tale)