Poems are meant to be experienced not explained, so kickback and enjoy the trip down the rabbit hole with your host and cordial guide Dr. Don Riggs.
About your host: Don is currently writing a series of entries for an Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters; my entries are on Tolkien’s Monsters, Fauns and Satyrs, the Sphinx, and Gargantua and Pantagruel. Don has recently written an entry on Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly and Richard Linklater’s film version of that novel by the same title. Much of his scholarly work deals with the Fantastic in the arts, both science fiction and fantasy, in literature and in film. He has also recently published poems online in Orizon Literar (Bucharest) and write a regular column on poetry for the online journal Press 1.