Richard Hovey

(1864-1900 / United States)

Kronos - Poem by Richard Hovey

As one of those huge monsters of the sky,
Fierce with the flame of fiery floating hair,
Falls from the zenith through the upper air,
Hurling the planets from their paths on high,
Jarring creation from its harmony,
Spreading on earth destruction and despair,
Terrifying men to the temples and vain prayer,
So from the summit of his majesty
He fails, and heaven is shaken as flame; Zeus reigns
Usurping; and no matter what is left-
How smooth or tangled grows his god-life's weft-
With how swift footing or how slow the years,
Speed on, for him forever there remains
A thunder and a chaos in the spheres.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

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