This Ethereum word-unit palindrome poem was first published in Rattle. It explores the themes of war, fate, death, and multiple forms of cowardice. Like all word-unit palindromes, it can be read both backwards and forwards word-by-word. There is only one copy of the digital collectible.
SO WHAT DOES THIS POEM LOOK LIKE?QUESTIONS FOR THOUGHT.
There is no one "right way" to interpret a poem; it can be interpreted many ways, depending on how the poem is written and what experiences each individual reader has had in their life. I'll outline here some notions I had while writing the poem, as a way of spurring your own ideas on interpretation and meaning.
What might 'dust' signify?
How are 'mice' and 'men' connected in popular culture? In literature?
What is DNA?
What are tortoises known for?
What might the relationship be between a tortoise and its shell?
What might the relationship be between a shell and a coffin?
Why might youth be disembodied?
What might 'poppies' signify?
What is a dithyramb?
Why might the word at the very center of the poem be the word 'still'?
Is it logical for a word to be both the beginning and the end of a thought simultaneously?
Is it logical for a non-word to represent thought?