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Telephus

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:22 pm
by Saturn
For details of this somewhat obscure mythological character:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephus.

This one is a bit of an old one I wrote about four years ago, rewritten today.

Telephus

Like him, who,
Wounded deep,
By Peleus' son:
Herakles' scion
Telephus; I pine,
Vainly I weep
That unlike him,
Achilles' lance
No solace can
To me provide.

Every man's balm
Is also his pain.
Relief comes from
Opening a wound.
A healing bruise
Poultice supplies
A possibility to
Unwonunded be.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:38 am
by Saturn
See my secret - give a bad poem a pretentious name and 'hey presto!' you're a poet :wink:

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:06 pm
by dks
Saturn wrote:See my secret - give a bad poem a pretentious name and 'hey presto!' you're a poet :wink:


:lol:

Nah, I rather like it's short delivery of power-punch pain and allusion--very literary, you are. :shock: