The piece I am presenting for Mistral, The Butterflies of Muzo Valley, has a very confusing but beautiful poetic voice. The poem certainly has a theme of blue, blue butterflies and thistles, the blue valley, blue clothes ect. This gives the sense of the lines of reality blurring as one enters Muzo Valley. This plays into the idea that Abram uses, that nature is beyond our understanding. These butterflies being a conduit into the supernatural world. Their ability to cast the entire world as blue, and bring different people together, show us the beauty of their magic. The nature in this poem is not just a backdrop; the characters are affected by its blue beauty, shaping their views of the world around it.
Altogether, despite the interesting writing of the poem; This poem brought many sad emotions to me, because of the memories of my grandfather. In life, he loved to see butterflies. He was apart of many organizations for watching butterflies, and he would go on trips to visit nature and meet them. Reading this reminded me of all the beauty he found in them, and I feel I could catch a glimpse of the world of his.
Everything is blue.