If Keats and Poe had adopted a short bus stepchild....
sorry i couldn't help that. i think your desire to shape this really fucked you over. the images are great, if a little conventional.
if you like it the way it is then tell me to go fuck myself, but maybe just take the pictures you tried to string out of the theme and condense them down to as little as possible, along the way trying to forget the theme/title. then write with the product of that process in mind and no cares at all for what it ends up looking like.
word to the bird on "stygian", btw. it's such a nice word to look at, but so irritating to say when you're a north american. like "meme".