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.
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. :-)
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.)
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!
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
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.