Jon Corelis

Jon Corelis Poems

41. Leaving 9/29/2011
42. Absence 9/29/2011
43. Empty 9/29/2011
44. Notes Toward A Definition Of I 9/29/2011
45. Haiku 9/29/2011
46. Sonnet On A Theme Of Villon 9/29/2011
47. Callimachus: Credo (From The Greek) 9/29/2011
48. She Is 9/29/2011
49. Twelve Arguments For The Existence Of The Soul 9/29/2011
50. Booby Prize 9/29/2011
51. Life 9/29/2011
52. On A Radical Professor 9/29/2011
53. Temperance 9/29/2011
54. The Rose (From The Greek Anthology.) 9/29/2011
55. Mirror 11/23/2012
56. Horse 11/23/2012
57. Concrete 11/23/2012
58. Effects 11/23/2012
59. Allotted Span 9/29/2011
60. The Marquis De Sade 9/29/2011
61. Ithaka 8/18/2009
62. Today 9/29/2011
63. Barcelona 11/20/2012
64. Spectrum 11/27/2003
65. Gender Studies 8/31/2007
66. Northern Landscape 12/1/2007
67. Sulpicia: Poems 5/25/2010
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.

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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

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