Standalone poetry on mythological themes.

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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

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Volume One


Poetry! (Mythic Verse, Vol. 1)

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  The conspiracy at the heart of the Mythoverse.
"The Nine Muses - Polyhymnia (Rhetoric)" (1781) by Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder (1722 - 1789)
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  There are always non-believers.  
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  Excerpt from a longer work.
"Red Pomegranate Seeds" by Jessica Lewis from Pexels
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  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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  The gift that keeps on giving.
"Gimme, Gimme, Gimme!" by Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen
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  My thesis on who Tiresias was and what they represent.
"Tiresias in ein Weib" (c. 1690) by Johann Ulrich Krauss (1645-1719)
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  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 (c. 375-350 BCE) by Dagina (presumably)
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  Hestia is also the goddess of lockdown projects including this one.  
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  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" (1868) by Henri Regnault (1843–1871)
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Volume Two


Poetry volume 2 book cover

  Coming soon...

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Author's Notes

  These poems are some of the most popular parts of the Mythoversal site. Is there anything else you'd like to see?   Let me know what you think!

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