Category Archives: Gtreek mythology

“Mt Parnassus”

MT PARNASSUS Bare-handed, with knuckles torn and bleeding, Inch by inch, I scale the face of Mt Parnassus, As the cold, bitter winds of despair howl about; A single slip of hand or foot away from death. No rope suspended … Continue reading

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“No Golden Apple to Give You”

NO GOLDEN APPLE TO GIVE YOU No golden apple to give you, Instead, with this pen I must inscribe: “To the Fairest” on mere paper And present it as a humble token Of my love and admiration To your timeless … Continue reading

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“No Amphion’s Lyre”

NO AMPHION’S LYRE No Amphion’s lyre To raise each stone And build the Theban walls. With just these two bare hands, I must dig out each word From the hard, stony ground And set them one by one To build … Continue reading

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“Heart of Adonis”

HEART OF ADONIS Gored fatally by wild, rampaging life, I lay dying beneath a sheltering laurel; My shepherd’s heart bleeding out pulse by pulse. Alas, no Aphrodite to transform these drops Into sweet-scented roses: love’s incarnation. My life-blood drops onto … Continue reading

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Original Poem: “Procrustean Labor of Love”

According to the gruesome Greek myth, Procrustes was a smith by trade who robbed and murdered his victims by measuring and fitting them on his iron beds by either stretching them or cutting off their legs. He was captured by … Continue reading

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