Complex poems that harken back to a time that we somehow remember as better than now. Also, we like to use the word "harken" because it seems very poetic in a classical way.
I'm a big disturbed by this poem. It invokes painful memories of my early childhood in North Korea. A diet of rocks, twigs, and ants often caused gastric distress that haunts me today. I do take exception with the last line in this poem. From my experience it is factually inaccurate.
I must admit this is a powerful and compelling poem, nonetheless. I has perfect phrasing and cadence. Unsophisticated readers probably won't appreciate the complexity of this poem. It is clearly advanced. What a powerful website.
Now I'm hungry.