Posted by Andy on July 26, 2003 at 18:26:21:
In Reply to: A short beautiful poem posted by Anonymous on July 26, 2003 at 14:00:23:
I think that with "shield in blood", the author was trying to convey the idea that a good defense can sometimes be just as violent and bloody as can any offense. In other words, sometimes when you try to defend yourself, you figuratively or literally "bloody" your opponent. But if I'm wrong, I'm sure whoever wrote it can correct me:)
: twilight eyes of mighty worlds
: bore shield in blood
: I don't get what shield in blood means though. I've seen it repeated several times in various poems.
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