Many of you areprobably songwritters. Well I have to write a high school essay on a certain poets style. I chose the poet Peter Christiensen...Right now I am focusing on some of his themes. Hunting being one. but I cant see to put the reason he writes about hunting in his poems. Her are some examples of parts of poems involving hunting all coming from his book TO DIE ASCENDING. Example 1: "LYCANTHROPY" We are quite wait inside an evergreen curtain watch the bull elk arch his rut thick neck head high and back. Bugles. We can smell him his emotion betrays his senses. I bugle. Whooooooooeeeiiii /// guttural cough. He drums the earth. Rips the brush brays steps out the air is full of him. <b>SMACK.</b> Bone Blood Bullet Penetration Shocks the heart. He excapes into the forest stands bleeds inside. I bugle Rakes the alders. Drum the earth. The bull charges the bull. <b>SMACK</b> The elk collapses s rattles. The deathcamp stinks of come and urine the hunt is over the work begins Example 2 "Strong of life" The grouse whose head you crush to stop the wings elk who runs The moose stares dumbly at the hunter who has shot eleven times into his brisket. He cannot believe he is about to die. Can anyone help me out? Heispretty grousome and graphic but I cant figure out WHY, english isnt really my strong point Thanks.