Medusa, the myth unfold

Suspend for a while your sense of query,
I am to tell you an old tragic story,
Revealed unto my solemn heart
A myth that was wrongfully taught.

In a far land of ancient Greece was dwelt a highland lass in peace,fairer than
Helen was she; in lines few, I reveal
unto you her virtue and her story true.

Gentle to all young and old
by heaven and earth, she was extolled,
In youth she served the goddess’s temple
from soul to heart was innocent ample,

Vanity and vengeance from a heavenly figure,
eroded the life of this maiden fair,
for the sin of temptation of heavenly race
She was cursed and horridly defaced,

With venomous vipers,
those rattling around her neck,
that turned a being into rock quick
with her noxious gaze and look.

The anguish that never had quenched,
a fragrance that turned into a stinky stench,
as she refused to be gods’ wench.
Ah! a demon and monster she was thought.

Her cheers and bloom melted
like a mist and immersed in doom,
her sole recreation in that dreadful park
was to scrub and scratched dust from rock.

For years of infinity
she was blest with malevolent charity
till Perseus, the Demi-god
beheaded her and ceased her life odd.

XK

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Author: xelam

The best contemporary poetry”, wrote TS Eliot, “can give us a feeling of excitement and a sense of fulfilment different from any sentiment aroused even by very much greater poetry of a past age. The twentieth-century poetry—its continuities and transformations—with an emphasis on how new poets have dealt with and radically changed poetic tradition. Modern poets have built upon and reacted to the profound legacy of Romanticism (both British and American)—its theories of the imagination, its conception of the poets role in art and society, its complicated struggle with the question of how mind, world and language interact, and its exploration of the status of art, especially textual art, in the world. Twentieth-century poets have grappled with how to make it new, This effort has entailed an even greater self-awareness about and thematization of the interplay between poetry and the world, and an acute self-consciousness about what Wallace Stevens calls the world of words we live in. Modem poetry (along with the fiction is marked by a constant struggle with the paradoxes of living in, with and through words. ( Quoted ) because Un INTELLECTUAL dice una cosa simple de una manera dura. Un ARTISTA dice una cosa difícil de una manera sencilla ... xelam kan

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