The Point of an Arrow
[a pointed pierce, a piercing point, or a Peircian pointer?]


 

THE POINT OF AN ARROW
[a pointed pierce, a piercing point, or a Peircian pointer]


a poem by Zachar Laskewicz

 

1.       

 

When in legend its form is a magic quill,

drawn and fired on the grace of Cupido's will;       

to relieve passion unrequited,

the one who's thus blighted,

gets helplessly trapped in love's thrill!

 

2.

    

But in real life it has truly a contrasting aim -

while hunting for deer and similar game;

its pierce causes no joy,

when it's used to destroy,

all the animals it must kill, wound or maim...     

 

3.

 

Peirce's index, an arrow academic that's symbolic,

fills a function neither mythic nor chronic;

it serves thus no ill,

when its point doesn't kill;

drawing our gaze towards something iconic.*

 

*The point here's clearly one that's ironic.

 

By Zachar Laskewicz
1 March 2013
Ghent (Belgium)


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THE POINT OF AN ARROW (Poem by Zachàr Laskewicz)

 

 

May 2008 Nachtschimmen Music-Theatre-Language Nightshades, Ghent (Belgium)
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16 May 2013
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