seminole treessmell like death,however,my spirit shall live.
HmmmI am curious what "seminole" you're referring to, because I can't seem to find a tree type with that name.This is a very short poem, and while I like the tiny message it's trying to covey, I don't think it conveys it well. It sounds like the caption to something else. Why does the narrator so firmly assert that his spirit will live? Was there a question that his spirit wouldn't live? What's threatening his spirit?How exactly does something smell like death? The comparison seems cliched anyway. It's not a new concept.All we get from this poem is questions, and while that can sometimes be good depending on the questions, I don't think it is good in this case. I think you need a little more detail for your readers to have a little more understanding. As this is such a short poem, I don't have much else to say. More's the pity.hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions! Keep writing!~fortis
So why must a poem make sense in order to have an effect? What I see here is a clever paradox. Perhaps a tree represents shade or a dark shadow, referencing death. But...maybe the spirit will climb to the top of the tree to live in the sky? I like to interpret poems, here's my tidbit. Enjoyed-Oracle
This is a… Very difficult poem to understand, for me at least. I've never heard of a seminole tree… And through research, I haven't been able to find such a thing exists… Let me go off what I DO know, so this isn't completely pointless.I know a Seminole is type of Native… Annnd that's about it… Sorry, this is just too confusing to make any sense of… If this was your intent, good job, because I am stumped.
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