thanks for commenting on my poem.
Your observations are encouraging for me and extremely accurate as I was trying to throw the reader "off a bit" as you say, with the word "shattered". And your comment:
Funny how the perception of time and speed plays tricks on your mind.
is right on target as that was the purpose of the poem; to play with "time". The Tao, as I understand it, does just this; "plays tricks on your mind".
This poem was based around a dream I had upon waking.
Thanks again for reading and responding to my poem. I love to get feedback on my work/play/writing.
And yes, Andamooka and opal mining regions in general are beautiful and unique if one likes large open vistas, burnt colors and peaceful views.http://www.google.com.au/search?tbm=isc ... 6796l9-2l2