and post notes and photos about your poem like Gary Bateman.
Author's Notes: "A Psychedelic Whistle Plays a Rhythm into the Darkness" is a narrative poem that I had co-authored in close collaboration and direct coordination with my two great colleagues and dear friends, Anne-Lise Andresen and Liam McDaid. This poem was finalized and completed on May 5, 2017. Similar to several other dark poems that the three of us have done together in the past (e.g., "The Demon's Shrill Cry of Dread and Horror," "The Old Dark House," and "Halloween's Evil Visage Cometh" -- among others), the fictional-fantasy story behind this narrative effort speaks for itself. "Psychedelic Whistle" is loaded with some very peculiar metaphors and imagery which we all believe will "invite" the reader think about the various interlocking sub-themes we've built into each of the seven stanzas of this write. As with other dark poems in this genre that we've co-authored together in the past, this write delves into the "psychology of the mind" when its confronted at the subconscious-level by the true force of evil and destructive intentions from Lucifer. I can assure you that there is an overarching storyline behind this narrative effort that runs through the whole poem. But, to heighten the mystery a bit, we won't tell you what it is. That spoils the individual contemplation of the reader. Some clues may be found in the metaphors and in the traditional biblical role of Lucifer as the "ultimate tempter of mankind." After all, he's the one who knows the omnipotence of the psychedelic whistle and the bewitching rhythm that it plays!! Enough said. Enjoy the poem and best greetings to all from Anne-Lise, Liam, and me!! (Gary Bateman - May 6, 2017) (Narrative)
***A Special Note for Arthur Vaso: "The Brothers and Sister Grimm have most certainly struck again!!" BOO!! BOO!! BOO!!
Categories: dark, evil, fantasy, horror, metaphor, myth, and symbolism.