Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

Sappho To Artemis Reevaluated

Sappho so much lost,
so little extant,
like all great classical
Greek minds dilute

poets playwrights
historians writers,
curse of scribal culture,
wars fragmenting papyrus

Sappho partially entombed
in own verse body poetic
survival whims spay frayed fate
incomplete fragments scanned

in 600 BC you invoke verse
as devotee to goddess Artemis
in 2010 AD images are read words
internet computer generated

we strive to scan the gap of ages
antique age medicine science religion
all one mind embodied unified reality
parallels modern great god science

your belief was absolute imbued the air
all you thought ate breathed embodied god
heralded scientific age worships technology
communication dissipates into individualism

fragmented extravagant intemperate soulless
society indulges intemperate pursuit of pleasure

Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Edited: Monday, April 18, 2011

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