I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I have a thing for Peter Pan. I loved the books and the movies and the idea behind Peter Pan and Neverland. I’ve even written a short story featuring Peter.
There’s a new mini series on Syfy called Neverland. The show is a prequel to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. It’s about Peter before he became Pan, Hook before he became a captain, and the story that led them to become enemies.
This version of Peter Pan is darker, more complex, and more human.
It’s Peter’s origin story and, though I haven’t watched it yet, it looks good.
I died for Beauty – but was scarce
Adjusted in the Tomb
When One who died for Truth, was lain
In an adjoining Room –
He questioned softly Why I failed?
“For Beauty,” I replied –
“And I – f or Truth – Themself are One –
We Brethren, are,” He said –
And so, as Kinsmen, met a Night –
We talked between the Rooms –
Until the Moss had reached our lips –
And covered up – our names –
And in the next world, I looked for him –
The One who died for Truth
But ‘twas not meant to be –
I think, gone forever was the youth –
I was troubled in my restless state –
And would often cry –
For if One who died for Truth was lost
Then where, pray tell, was I?