Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Two Classical poems

The Aeneid

Aeneas turned to face the shore,
Strode to the waiting ship,
his love for Dido forgotten-
Her second album really wasn't very good

A pomegranate seed

going underground,
crossed the chill fields
crusted with snow
to be swallowed
by the
Persephone, daughter of Demeter, goddess of the fields, was dragged off to the underworld Hades to be his wife. Zeus forced Hades to allow her to return to the world, on condition that Persephone had not eaten any of the food of the Underworld. Although she had fasted since her abduction, she had eaten seven pomegranate seeds. It was therefore agreed that she would spend 9 months on earth and 3 months in the underworld.

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