of my three books, Psyllie, is the only lead character that is
not inspired from an actual person. I wanted her to be like
Ksana-Kai, a double ganger, yet have her own unique deep and
complicated personality. Psyllie is like water, care free, mysterious, cocky, transient;
at times peaceful as a lake; and at times, destructive as a
tsunami. Psyllie comes into KsanaKai's life
innocently through recurring dreams and then manifests herself
as a real life presence. She is a genuine problem for Ksana-Kai,
and she threatens to destroy Kai's relationship with her
husband, family, and friends. KsanaKai is unable to put Psyllie
back into her dreams and so she is faced with hard decisions on
how to rid herself of this menace she has created. In this
second volume, I explored a variety of poetry types and forms,
outside of free verse, blank verse, and sonnets. You can find
many of the poems I experimented with at this website,
Young Writers. Below are three selected poems from the book,
Psyllie: Ksana-Kai Volume II.
I believe poetry is in the eyes of the
interpreter. The poet had a visual intent and meaning of an
event he wanted to share; however, the enigmatic incination of
poetry lends itself to interpretation. So in my "cliffnotes"
here I am sharing my intent, despite the fact that my poems
may be interpreted differently depending upon the reader.
Ksana-Kai is a story told in poems after all and so
some things have to be concrete. For example, the character
died or the character didn't die. Concrete events determine
the plot and the story develops characters and situations,
builds to a climax, there is resolution, and an ending. My "cliffnotes"
will be short. I'm attempting to give you the concrete intent
of each poem and maybe additional details, such as who is
speaking.. Enjoy the art of the riddle and try to figure out
the poems for yourself before you read the "spoilers."
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Psyllie~ Ksana-Kai volume II