January 31,2004; revised Monday morning, January 28,2019 at 11: 10 a.m.
"Know then that the world exists for you.For you is the phenomenon perfect."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Nature"
"I'd do them no dishonor... but defy the city?I have no strength for that."
- Sophocles, Antigone
Can final victory be discerned in a final dispute
between sisters at a palace altar, followed by one
being buried alivebecause she demands honor
for the body of her fallen, deceased brother?
Monday, January 28, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: courage,death,human condition,nature,sisterly love,sisters,tradition,tragedy,victory,women