Sunday, November 8, 2009

Quintessence

Worthy

O gods, the sprawling earth-
Bound spirits spawning

Their issue in aether,
Spilling their fire-

Like essence over
A consummate

Wine dark sea!

2 comments:

  1. A wine dark sea, wins it for me. Even without the consummate.

    What wonderful words.

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  2. Thanks, Elisabeth--I hope Homer's spirit overlooks my appropriating his consummate "wine dark sea" for this modest paean.

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