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Black Marigolds

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Black Marigolds

     The poem Black Marigolds, by E. Powys Mathers, is rich with
imagery.  The imagery used in the poem, reflects the raw emotions
of the poet.  His feelings are of great tragedy due to the loss of his
love and recent imprisonment.  As the poem advances, the poets'
tone progresses to a passage of great despair.  He realizes that his
fate lies in death, all for loving a fair young princess.  Imagery is
like painting a picture.  Through imagery, Mathers painted a picture
of the poets' soul, so that the reader could better appreciate his
position.
     The poet has lost his one true love.  He uses the image of
flowers to  convey her presence.  "She with young limbs as smooth
as flower pollen."  This suggests her tenderness and delicate
manner.  She seems to omit a certain glow and gentleness that he
cherishes.  A  single touch from her "flower soft fingers" makes him
feel alive, and whole.  She  was torn from his life, but he feels
blessed for even experiencing t...

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