Jon Corelis

Jon Corelis Poems

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

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Sulpicia: Poems


Love has come at last, and such a love as I
should be more shamed to hide than to reveal.
Cytherea, yielding to my Muse’s prayers,
has brought him here and laid him in my arms.
Venus has kept her promise. Let people talk, who never
themselves have found such joys as now are mine.
I wish that I could send my tablets to my love
unsealed, not caring who might read them first.
The sin is sweet, to mask it for fear of shame is bitter.
I’m proud we’ve joined, each worthy of the other.


My hateful birthday’s come, which must be ...

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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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