Category: Poetry

Two: More than a Hero

Sappho’s “He Is More Than a Hero” (7th Century BCE)   He is a god in my eyes – the man who is allowed to sit beside you – he who listens intimately to the sweet murmur of your voice, the enticing laughter that…

One: Rage – Goddess!

 Homer’s Iliad (9th-8th Century BCE) Achilles’ banefull wrath resound, O Goddesse, that imposd Infinite sorrows on the Greekes, and many brave souls losd From breasts Heroique—sent them farre, to that invisible cave That no light comforts; and their lims to dogs and Vultures gave. To all…

Thoughts: Ariel (1965) by Sylvia Plath

As someone who tends to avoid poetry (with a few exceptions, such as the British Romantics, Edgar Allan Poe, and Walt Whitman, all of whom I love), this new year has found me reading quite a bit of it! I’ve spent time with Robert Lowell, T.S….

Review: A Season in Hell and The Drunken Boat by Arthur Rimbaud

Summary: A Season in Hell and The Drunken Boat is a collection of short prose poems, the title poem of which is perhaps one of the shortest (but most well-received).  “The Drunken Boat” is a longer (six pages) prose  poem, added to this collection…

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