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Althea: A very interesting piece. The overall effect of the poem is one of a paranoia or at the least insecurity and a loss of what to do about it. There are forces at work here in the manmade by the magical(daemonic)that are creating a chaos -- that ordered life is threatened and that life itself is being stopped or discontinued. This is well stated in the powerful opening stanza: "Lightning sprays upward In purple spurts of light" There are elements of an attempt at procreation here, or fertilization, but the following lines: Birds drop like dead black stones, Terminated flight." intimate that any chance or start at life is in fact prevented or killed. I'll stop here for now.
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