Poetry!

Standalone poetry on mythological themes.

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About the Series

 
Short takes and one-off poems on mythological topics. Some may be based on puns. Some may be based on modern pop culture. Some may reference current events.   Shorts! is a poetry series, collected from the mind of Greg R. Fishbone.
 

Periodic Updates

 
...unpredictably.
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Volume One

 

Poetry! (Mythic Verse, Vol. 1)

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Polyhymnia
  The conspiracy at the heart of the Mythoverse.
Polyhymnia, Muse of Belief
"The Nine Muses - Polyhymnia (Rhetoric)" (1781) by Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder (1722 - 1789)
 
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Atheism
  There are always non-believers.  
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Persephone
  Excerpt from a longer work.
red pomegranate seeds
"Red Pomegranate Seeds" by Jessica Lewis from Pexels
 
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Kings
  A short piece of advice for those who would rule.  
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Guardian Dragons
  On the nature of dragons.  
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Hephaestus
  The gift that keeps on giving.
necklace of harmonia detail
"Gimme, Gimme, Gimme!" by Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen
 
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Tiresias
  My thesis on who Tiresias was and what they represent.
Young Tiresias striking the snakes
"Tiresias in ein Weib" (c. 1690) by Johann Ulrich Krauss (1645-1719)
 
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Actaeon
  This is how the story could have gone down.  
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Kvasir (Norse)
  Hey, who let this Norse poem into the collection?  
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Curse Tablets
  More or less verbatim from an actual curse tablet.
Pella Katadesmos curse tablet
Pella Katadesmos (c. 375-350 BCE) by Dagina (presumably)
 
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Hestia
  Hestia is also the goddess of lockdown projects including this one.  
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Xanthus
  The Iliad has no wooden horse, but it does include an immortal talking horse that could predict the future...
Automedon with the Horses of Achilles
"Automedon with the Horses of Achilles" (1868) by Henri Regnault (1843–1871)
 
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Volume Two

 

Poetry volume 2 book cover

  Coming soon...

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Rage! (Iliad I)

Mythology
Greek


Cover image: "Jupiter Pluvius" (1819) by Joseph Gandy (1771-1843)

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Author's Notes

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Greg R. Fishbone
       
Greg R. Fishbone, Author in Residence at Mythoversal.

 
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