Icarus in the Sky

Icarus, Icarus, foolish lad!It’s the worst idea you’ve ever hadand there were others I thought were bad! To soar to the stars, you demented bird,takes more than wax wings, or hadn’t you heard?My lad, you have flown to the height of absurd! And yet, and yet, the impulse was grand,though you never considered you’d have …

Mystic Whispers: Icarus in the Sky

Icarus, Icarus, foolish lad!  It’s the worst idea you’ve ever hadand there were others I thought were bad! To soar to the stars, you demented bird,takes more than wax wings, or hadn’t you heard?My lad, you have flown to the height of absurd! And yet, and yet, the impulse was grand, though you never considered …

Mystic Whispers: Troy

ASHES IN THE ORACLE’S MOUTH Helen, oh Helen! You silly git! You pretty face, You great lack-wit! Paris, perspective was never your strength Just please yourself at any length! Menelaus, big as a bull your heart pumps blood and that is all. Agamemnon, greed for power cuts at your life line hour by hour. Achilles, …

Mystic Whispers: On the Half Shell

Out of the sea on rising foamVenus emerges,makes herself at home, and the Gods all pause a moment to lookand admire and plan…and their canny brains cook… The Goddesses, too– they look and they seea sister to themand a rival-to-be… For the proper attentions, there must always be,to Wisdom, and to Fidelity. And Discord smiles to …

Mystic Whispers: Medusa

O maid, you once were lovely,full of grace, and named for Wisdom in eternal female form–Metis, Maat, Medha the names you bore… But the passing generations, reshaping and restructuring the norm,made you over as a thing to fear,no longer Maid, but monstrous with a deadly, stony gaze; Men made you cruel and coldand perilous to life in latter days,forgetting …