Fragment From Aeschylus Poem by Aeschylus

Fragment From Aeschylus

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The man who rightly acts without coercion
Will not be grieved, can never wholly sink in wretchedness;
While the lawless criminal is forcibly dragged under
In the current of time when from the shattered mast
The elements rip down his sails.
He shouts, there is no ear to hear him
Struggling, hopeless, at the maelstrom's center.
Gods laugh at the transgressor now,
Watching him, his pride now wrecked,
Caught in desperation's shackles.
He flees the rocks in vain;
His fortunes smash on retribution's reef
And, unmourned, he is engulfed.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
* Sunprincess * 20 January 2016

....a poem with a great message ?

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Ian Fraser 31 January 2014

Not the way it seems to work nowadays.

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