Re-versing Myths

August 17, 2013 § Leave a comment


On Naxos alone

Ariadne wonders why

noone remembers.


The beautiful blue,

Aegean Sea, named after

a heartbroken King.


She let him sail away.

Nausicaa, burner of ships,

she was wrongly named.


Circe’s only crime

was to be born foreign witch,

beautiful and rich.


And Helen, Helen!

How could any woman bear

Menelaus’ beard?


We will lie no more;

Penelope loved them all.

Yes, Odysseus, all!


To be immortal

all alone was Calypso’s

eternal burden.


And blame not the Queen

who took the life of the King,

her daughter’s murderer.


Sacrifice yourself

for a war that pleases men,



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