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Poem: "The Truth in the Tower"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 9th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well...

I was dismayed by this twist also, although I'm glad the poem has strong emotional impact for readers.

The really sad part is that this kind of thing happens in real life. Eagles, lynxes, and many other rare animals are often killed for annoying humans -- or even just because some moron is in the mood to shoot anything that moves. For example:
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/endangered-eagle-shot-dead/story-e6frea83-1111115488482
As a hobby-naturalist, I have read reports like this so many times that when a similar case appeared in a poem, I went with it.

Now, if you're really upset about what happened to the poor griffin, check out this related post on my musings about new ideas for the Poetry Fishbowl and serial poetry:
http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/1596422.html
"The Truth in the Tower" is already written, but I'm open to the idea of tracking down the griffin-killer(s) in some other poem(s), particularly if that idea proves popular.
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