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Sonnet: The Greco-Roman World Unfurled

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It's the little deaths that can add up to neurasthenia. Oy.
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Sonnet: The Greco-Roman World Unfurled

by John Hawkins

The past's an embarrassment of riches,

filled with minotaurs and angels with clews,

info to give or take away the blues,

and hells of fire, whispered fragile wishes --

in short, a plastic cornucopia

without real shape or substance, and yet, full

of teeming consciousness, an underpull

wave of dysfunctional utopia.

Yesterday I read that Cleopatra

was really Greek, meaning when she frenched Mark

Antony, tongue deep in his Roman cheek,

ancient worlds collided -- kama sutra!

We owe much to the Greco-Roman world:

Its history unctuous and unfurled.

(Article changed on January 8, 2021 at 05:28)


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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Australia. His poetry, commentary, and reviews have appeared in publications in Oceania, Europe and the USA, such as Cordite, Morning Star, Hanging (more...)

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