The Man in White
Your birth will set kingdoms ablaze.
You are mankind’s fire.
With these empty pages I change the world.
Hear your name.
For it is hallowed.
NOTE: I should explain here that while this poem can be read in many different ways on many different levels (such as showing how a person shapes his or her destiny as they see fit – thus the pages are empty and the narrator’s name hallowed – and that it is easy to be lied to if you are being read a book without words without actually seeing the book for yourself. I’m not even touching on the religious aspects of the poem now). The main reason I wrote this poem, however, is because it touches a subject linking project 1 & 2 (my first and second novel). I wonder why I chose to write it now and not later when Project 2 is published but I guess I want my readers to have some kind of advantage when reading my actual published work later on.
– F H Hakansson
8 thoughts on “The Man in White”
When I read this poem, I felt a resonance with this poem I wrote.
Woman in white
Lady of Light
Take off your robe
Show us your eyes
In the frigid summer
Bringing with Her, the smell of smokeless fire
Yes! I felt it as well. Especially the line “Show us your eyes” which relates a lot, not only to my poem thematically, but also in terms of content and the fictional character this poem is based on. Thank you for sharing that with me 🙂
It sounds like you have a muse 🙂
Yes, I do 🙂 It is a character I hope you will come to love as much as I do later on!
Seypher. Is that the name of a character?
Yes! An important character in my novels. He makes a brief appearance in Project 2 but is a main character in project 1 😉
Hey I have just noticed something. The name of the character, which I supposed is to be a secret, actually appears if you’re not on the actual page (like for example if you go to November archives and read this post off there …) I guess I’m not making much sense …
I know what you mean! It wasn’t meant to be like that haha. I guess those who are observant will be rewarded 😉 Good job noticing! I actually tagged his name in a post I made way back. Didn’t mean to. I kind of did it unconsciously. Not sure if I changed it later but it was quite strange to see his name just sneak out of my novel and into the internet haha.