By William He
A light-colored yet faint Vertigo low down behind,
Manticore anon changes into an amorphous cloud.
The souls could rest from crux or a tortured crest,
Myrmidons not seek their being's source to know.
Cape wherein we sense there is some hidden want,
Mangrove hard to bear anguish of haunting plaint.
Whither would the parasites turn distracted eyes,
Time's stayless stealthy swing is unraveling them.
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Notes: 'Vertigo': American psychological thriller film, released in 1958, that is considered one of director Alfred Hitchcock's most complex movies. Although it received a lukewarm reception upon its release, Vertigo is now commonly ranked among the greatest movies ever made. 'Manticore': A legendary animal having the head of a man (often with horns) , the body of a lion, and the tail of a dragon or scorpion. The earliest Greek report of the creature is probably a greatly distorted description of the Caspian tiger. 'Myrmidons': The Myrmidons were a tribe that followed Achilles, and were renowned for the battle skills and loyalty to their leader. In modern times, a Myrmidon is someone who follows a cause without question. 'Parasite': Parasite 2019 directed by Bong Joon Ho. With Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Cho, Woo-sik Choi. Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. 'Unravel': Unravel by Toru Kitajima is most well-known as the opening theme for the first season of the popular anime series Tokyo Ghoul and is the second song in his sophomore solo studio record Fantastic Magic.
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