Standalone poetry on mythological themes.
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.
Poetry! (Mythic Verse, Vol. 1)
PolyhymniaThe conspiracy at the heart of the Mythoverse.
"The Nine Muses - Polyhymnia (Rhetoric)" (1781) by Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder (1722 - 1789)
AtheismThere are always non-believers.
PersephoneExcerpt from a longer work.
"Red Pomegranate Seeds" by Jessica Lewis from Pexels
KingsA short piece of advice for those who would rule.
Guardian DragonsOn the nature of dragons.
HephaestusThe gift that keeps on giving.
"Gimme, Gimme, Gimme!" by Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen
TiresiasMy thesis on who Tiresias was and what they represent.
"Tiresias in ein Weib" (c. 1690) by Johann Ulrich Krauss (1645-1719)
ActaeonThis is how the story could have gone down.
Kvasir (Norse)Hey, who let this Norse poem into the collection?
Curse TabletsMore or less verbatim from an actual curse tablet.
Pella Katadesmos (c. 375-350 BCE) by Dagina (presumably)
HestiaHestia is also the goddess of lockdown projects including this one.
XanthusThe 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)