Treasure Island

Bri Edwards


Guy In The Chair ....... [a response to Eugene Levich's PH poem 'The Pelican'; mythology; SHORT; a bit of humor perhaps]


I spy an old guy in a big lounging chair.
I see him as, o'er him, I glide on the air.

I know he wishes to know....where i reside,
and from him that information I'll not now hide.

“I live on a nearby island, Ithaca by name,
and Ulysses dallies in Troy, but him I don't blame.

“But while Ulysses dallies in war I dally in love,
with mortals from Earth and gods from above.

“And my name is Penelope, as near-guessed your wife.
I'll fly home with my fish now. You both have a good life.”

(May 13,2014)

Submitted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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i wrote this as part of my comment at my PH friend Eugene's poem. i had to do a little research into ulysses and penelope. i hope he didn't mean u.s. grant and penelope cruz! :) bri

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  • John Westlake (5/19/2014 6:41:00 PM)

    Very amusing. I hope you did not get confused and that you nailed it. I think you may have nailed it to be honest but have not read the other poem. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (5/14/2014 11:47:00 PM)

    I read Eugene's poem The Pelican and your response

    “But while Ulysses dallies in war I dally in love,
    with mortals from Earth and gods from above.........

    This is a distortion of the legend... While her husband Ulysses was away, Penelope wasted her youth in hopeful expectation of the return of her husband. Like a faithful wife, she withstood all temptations of marriage from mortals and gods alike. Interesting write! (Report) Reply

  • Eugene Levich (5/14/2014 10:40:00 AM)

    Dear Bri-lliance,
    My thanks to you (and Penelope) for this lovely poem. (Just watch the Old Guy business!) Yes, she (or he) is a Brown Pelican. You deserve another ice cream cone!
    Your Pal,
    Gino (Report) Reply

  • Eugene Levich (5/14/2014 10:36:00 AM)

    Dear Bri- lliance,
    Thank you (and Penelope) so much for this lovely poem! (Just watch the Old Guy business!) You are right of course, she (or he) is a Brown Pelican. You deserve another ice cream cone!
    Gino (Report) Reply

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