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Harbor of Hades


My sojourn across the River Styx

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Just for the helluvit? This is the third such poem I have read today. the others may not have quite the horror of this but all have employed the image of the ferryman across the... well you name it according to your own belief. It seems to be an image common to many different beliefs. the river is seen as the great divide between the mortal world and the next.


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reply by the author on 18-Feb-2018
    Thanks for reading, Jim.
    Best wishes,
    ~Dean
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It's always a great day to start off reading a Dean-dom-come poem. Thanks for sharing another fine mood setter. LOL! They are always fun for me and I never get tired of wondering what will be next. :-)


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This dark piece is very well done as I would expect nothing less. Rhyme and flow are excellent and each stanza telling a story of trial and loss, hope and despair. Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Thanks for reading, Barbara.
    Best wishes,
    ~Dean
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If this is what you can come up with just for the helluvit, Dean, then heluuvit is what you need. You're at your best with it here.

I loved the music, almost like a lullaby from the other side, or a rhythm for helping rowers to keep pulling those oars...

Lo', softly, whispers waft about--
etch echoes in my mind.
The screaming I can live without
for fear of what I'll find.

My favourite lines that to me spelt the truth of my encounters with fear.


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reply by the author on 18-Feb-2018
    Thanks for reading, Apky.
    Best wishes,
    ~Dean
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'A poem written just for the helluvit.'

I enjoyed the chills running up and down my spine on this Sunday morning. Your descriptions reminded me of the part in the movie, 'What Dreams May Come,' when Robin Williams' character crossed the River of Hades to find his wife and bring her to Heaven. (If you've never seen the movie - it is a MUST.)

Thank you for another well-written poem.

~patty~


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    Thanks for reading, Patty.
    Warmest wishes,
    ~Dean
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Hello Dean,
Well, that was one "helluva" read! The visual and emotive imagery coupled with the musical background is chilling. I felt I was immersed in a Greek mythological tale, and there was no escape. Word usage and rhyme were aptly crafted. An exceptional read!
Thank you for sharing!
diane


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A dark poem Dean, about a dark place.... You never know what you find there, but not much good I fear.. Nice flow and alliteration and excellents rhyme.
As Always of course... You build up the tension very well, such a pleasure to read. Fia


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Brilliant job with this one Dean. You had me from the first line, especially with "chasm". That word always catches my attention for some reason.
Great job as always.


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    Thanks for reading, Chloe.
    Warmest wishes,
    ~Dean
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A classic Dean Kuch poem from the deepest darkest bowels of imagination.
We float along in the murky waters and despair.
Reaching us emotionally is what good poetry is all about.
Even if it makes us gasp.
Great job, my friend.
Michael


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A very well-written poem from.the darkside of life. It is always good to know what is going on in the dark so that we don't run away when the light show us the horrors from the darkness.


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reply by the author on 18-Feb-2018
    Thanks for reading, Sandra.
    ~Dean
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