This poem is nice, hence I can only give it 4 points. I felt if it had a few more stanzas it would be worthy of more. However that said, what has been written is real quality. A good rhyming scheme always helps the flow of a poem and the rhyming here is very natural. There is strong imagery used and the poem feels very dark. I like the old style word use as well here and there. Gives this poem real character. I love the last line which leaves us pondering what is really going on?
Nice, tight little poem that reads better when you read it aloud.
I have read this authors poetry often from time to time and each time I am left with my mouth wide open.
He has creatively written a poem about the devastation of nature in a metaphoric tone and then tossed me with angles of hidden messages perhaps to a lost loved one, which is why I chose this poem to be highlighted.
I do need to state, that my reasons for ranking this poem a seven was because of "backward" being in parentheses, I felt it broke the ending a tiny bit, However- I then took a step back and came to the conclusion that he might be trying to add a visualization of impact to the poem and its ending... either way I was really and truly fond of this poem. Beautifully crafted!!