This Rock Wears a Wild Crown is a poem about a funny guy, royally stubborn in loyalty, steadfastness, inappropriate humour and recreational pugilism. The zen quality of rocks and the flow of time has failed to smooth any part of this demeanour.
Ironically, this poem and character can be a great yet indirect support to overly-sensitive people or anybody stuck in their own heavy moods. His inappropriate humour and proud opinions dumbfound sensitivity and disrupt both serenity and melancholy.
Despite his roughness, he is friendly. Despite his offensiveness, he intends no harm. Despite his admiration for the art of war, he is honest – relatively – more honest than you’d expect, anyway.
And despite my persistent confusion over his approach to life, I can’t help but think he is searching for the same things as me – just in a more combative way. What is that, ultimately? Love? God? Maybe. I’ll only indirectly admit that in poetry.
I’d like to invite you to meet this character in the poem, this rock wears a wild crown; the latest video installment to the lyw channel on Youtube, promoting poets and poetry through online media, as well as a selected poem from the poetry chapbook, ya helu.
written by lyw