Thursday, January 5, 2012

Voices of the Ancient

The ancient island drowns
But Sappho lives
In the fragments
Which have traveled across time
To Philomela - silent but seething
Her scars woven into a crimson voice
Passed from a generation to another
Despite failed attempts
Of Tereus and his tribe

The idelible mark tells Celie
Being a woman is beautiful
Not from the ribs
Of the He-God's favourite
But alive in those scars
We become the women we are

Yes
Medusa is lovely
It is wonderful to hear her laugh

2 comments:

  1. Legendary sapho from lesbos islands, greece

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