Saturday, April 28, 2012

first draft


(poem removed)


Jim Murdoch said...

Odd that you would use the Ash here—since many think it to be the Tree of Life—and connect it with death. My only real gripe with this piece is: who are the ‘them’ that get hung on the tree? Again I get the feeling you’re referencing something outwith my ken as was the case with Electra. Oedipus Rex I know but I’ve never taken much of an interest in early Greek drama so much so that when you mentioned Greek chorus to me the first thing I thought about was Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite which employs one to good effect. I like the use of the word ‘popling’ though. Like all good words I suddenly have the urge to find an excuse to use it in something.

Marion McCready said...

you're right I think I should reference this one. it's about the Campbells massacre of the Lamonts in 1646, as part of the massacre they hung 36 Lamonts from an ash-tree here in Dunoon. thanks jim!