I've heard the phrase but was unclear myself, so I looked it up. Rubicon basically means "point of no return." Here's the dictionary definition if it helps you decide:
Rubicon is a 29 km long river in northern Italy. The river flows from the Apennine Mountains to the Adriatic Sea through the southern Emilia-Romagna region between the towns of Rimini and Cesena.
"Crossing the Rubicon" is a popular idiom meaning to pass a point of no return. This phrase is often used by journalists in newspapers. It refers to Caesar's 49 BC crossing of the river, which was considered an act of war.
Since the river has changed its course many times through the years, it is impossible to confirm exactly where the original Rubicon flowed when Julius Caesar crossed it.
I don't usually, for two reasons. One is that sometimes the true meaning could be quite specific to me, but mainly I like to leave poems open for people to take what they want from it; and interpret it how they wish. Although if you really wanted a breakdown I could probably explain it in a message
I sent a brief message to you on the first verse... Although it pained me Imagine some loose tangled string. Those are my thoughts. To write the poem I tie the string in such a way that it can only be undone by cutting it. When I analyse parts of my poems, it's like cutting out one of the loops, and it goes back into my head as random mess... I hope you understand what I meant by that XD
I do. And you know there is always the option of sending me to Hell when I ask such a thing. Btw, I got your mail and was about to reply. I just came back to read the first verse once more before I do it.
I am new to this forum not sure how to 'quote' yet but I thought I will reply my interpretation of this poem.
It seems 2 lovers - one was happy and doing what they wanted - maybe successful, and the other one was not happy. While they still loved each other, they had too many differences so they parted ways. So if this was correct then I'd suggest a title which would describe "to love but to war" or "we love - but we are being pulled apart but other forces".
Thanks for taking the time to think about it, I really appreciate that
Well, if that's what you get from it then it's what it means to you That's why I wrote it the way I did, everyone can take their own twist on it, perhaps personal meaning even. I like giving people the chance to imagine, rather than always being set strict boundaries to think to
Thanks for the title suggestions by the way. I have now in fact settled for 'Mercurial Love' but thanks again for taking the time to try and help a fellow hubber out
Hahaa, well it was actually a good friend of mine looking over my shoulder who suggested it. (Not that I should have been on here I should have been working) He just said it, kinda offhand, and I thought, yeah I like that! XD
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