Jon Corelis Poems
|44.||Notes Toward A Definition Of I||9/29/2011|
|46.||Sonnet On A Theme Of Villon||9/29/2011|
|47.||Callimachus: Credo (From The Greek)||9/29/2011|
|49.||Twelve Arguments For The Existence Of The Soul||9/29/2011|
|52.||On A Radical Professor||9/29/2011|
|54.||The Rose (From The Greek Anthology.)||9/29/2011|
|60.||The Marquis De Sade||9/29/2011|
|68.||Archilochus: The Shield (From The Greek)||9/29/2011|
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Archilochus: The Shield (From The Greek)
I jettisoned my gear
when I ran from the recent strife,
so I'm out the price of a shield:
not much to pay for your life.
It was dawn when they came to kill us. The bleak sun
of winter was only a whitening of the mist
over the far hills from where they came.
The earliest screams brought others from their houses,
and their cries roused more sleepers out to die.
My mother, who'd gone for water, was one of the first.
Young as I was, I still ran to protect her,
was stabbed in the chest and thigh and fell to earth
as she fell over me: lying there, I felt her