Thesis Title

Come, Comet

Author

Chris Helms

Date of Graduation

Fall 2008

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Marcus Cafagna

Keywords

poetry, dreams, Eros, erotic poetry, surrealism, imagism, sacred art, hypersigil

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

Abstract

COME, COMET is a collection of poetry written and compiled during my course of study at Missouri State University. It is an intimate reflection of my experiences and perceptions. The subjects range from relationships between lovers, the surreal nature of dreams, exploring the unconscious processes, and responding to a world of distractions and despair with sense of survivalist faith. A large portion of my work concerns itself with inspiration through ecstasy, or Eros. I break my thesis into three sections. The first is a meditation on sleep and dreams. The second is a consideration of intimate relationships and the psychic impulses behind them. The third becomes a response to the idea of the "real world," a place portrayed by the media as a wasteland of hardship.

Copyright

© Chris Helms

Campus Only

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