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In the waning days of grunge, when our nordic, dreamy, artistic morning had been beaten back into the underworld, there was only to fill a hole grunged by Cobain's shot-gun sculpture, til grunge was in-utero, underground.Keep this low, on the down and low... In the underworld, the sculptor's sculpted Valhalla for those who like the morning.

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by Seanspacey

an explanation
This poem has a clear meaning but it helps to understand a few terms. For one, the poem is about the grunge movement, which was a musical and artistic movement of the late eighties and early nineties. The leader of the grunge movement was Kurt Cobain, the singer for a band called Nirvana. Kurt Cobain killed himself with a shot-gun and so "shot-gun sculpture" refers to Kurt's body. In-utero was the name of one of Nirvana's albums and the use of it is a loose reference to the lyrics "Please throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back". We're talking about birth and re-birth, how time is cyclical. "Val-halla" was heaven in nordic mythology. I hope this explanation helps.

( Posted by: Seanspacey [Member] On: January 8, 2003 )

To Seanspacey
Personally, an explanation was not neccesarry. It took me some time to deliberate if this could be labeled a poem. It is not written in the style of a poem; it does not flow but seems to be more of a eulogy. But then I posed the question, "What exactly is a poem and is there a perticular shape or form it needs to accomplish?" Not regularly. I eventually came to a conclusion: see if you can revise this to be more poetic; establish a form and perhaps a beat. What was your take on writing this piece and editing it?

Until we meet again,

~The Count~

( Posted by: Count Edmond Fernand Mondego [Member] On: January 9, 2003 )

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