Medusa, The Myth Unfold Poem by Xelam Kan™

Medusa, The Myth Unfold

Rating: 4.8


Suspend for a while your sense of query,
I am to tell you an old tragic story
Revealed unto my solemn heart
A myth that was wrongfully taught
In a far land of ancient Greece
Dwelt a highland lass in peace,
Fairer than Helen was she, in appearance
I, in lines few reveal unto you
Her virtue and her acquaintance.

Gentle to all young and old
By heaven and earth she was extolled,
In youth she served the goddess`s temple
From soul to heart was innocent ample,
Vanity and vengeance from a heavenly figure*
Eroded the life of this maiden fair,
For the sin of temptation of heavenly race**
She was cursed and horridly deface
With venomous vipers, rattling around her neck,
That turned a being into rock
With her noxious gaze and look.

The anguish that never had quenched
A fragrance that turned into a stinky stench,
As she refused the gods to be wench.
A rustic figure with crying heart
Ah! Demon and monster she was thought.

Her cheer and bloom
Melted like a mist and made her gloom,
Her sole recreation in that dreadful park
Was to scrub and scratched dust from rock.
For years of infinity
She was blest with malevolent charity
Till Perseus the Demi-god
Beheaded her and ceased her life odd.

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Twisted a bit the Medusa's theme, and it's purely fancies of mine, nothing to deal with the real myth.
*Minerva or Athena…goddess of wisdom, strength, justice and crafts
** Neptune. Roman god of water and sea.....

For further study please consults: The Beauty of the Medusa, ' by Jerome McGann.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Vishal Sharma 05 December 2012

i am unable to understand the poem..sorry

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Bright Morn 07 December 2012

The same Great and gorgeous Gulsherian style, so nicely u described that fairy-cum-monster. A beautifully told tale and a fabulous flow of words, great write and pleasent to read, hats off to u John. Regads Bright Morn

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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 07 December 2012

Medusa who had serpents in place of hair was beautiful? U do bring d ancient greek mythology to life with yor fine narrative fable. Do tell me if my votes show.

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Shahzia Batool 07 December 2012

Mythical figures & episodes are not out-dated ones rather we find them closely connected to the modern life full of ordeals; i don't see any contrariness but perceive life as mythology itself, of course i don't mean any blasphemy, and i never will, but is not a common modern man an Odysseus? is not life today an odyssey? all the roman & greek classical versions of myth can be symbolically connected to our own life full of trials... for the first line, Suspend for a while your sense of query, i try to develop my poetic faith, in the words of Coleridge, to procure the willing suspension of disbelief for a moment, and enter this modern profile of the classical medusa...Good job of course, it was not easy.

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Jahan Zeb 04 December 2012

Fairer than Helen was she in appearance.... The friend has found another princess. A work from a philosophic poet. I love the theme carried to its end. smooth and with music. You are (Zehnically) (hahahahaha) mentally a learned person. I love you deal with different stories in different poetic stlye. Loved this short elegy. The beauty is praised so nicely with strong praises. That turned a being into rock With her noxious gaze and look Nice Gulsher

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Bri Edwards 05 May 2015

With venomous vipers, rattling around her neck, That turned a being into rock With her noxious gaze and look. you know, perhaps, that many of the so-called Greek statues were not carved out of stone, but were actually living beings turned into stone by Medusa's gaze. kind of like the effect my first wife had on a few people. this poem now resides also in my (bri edwards') PH A Showcase For PH Poets [May edition]. thanks for sharing it with my readers, Xelam. i especially enjoyed reading these lines, especially as they rhymed: ............ T.he anguish that never had quenched A fragrance that turned into a stinky stench, As she refused the gods to be wench................'stench' reminds me of my SECOND wife. :) :) :) Perhaps Perseus will do the same favor for us someday. bri :)

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Gul Rukhsar 08 January 2013

Great poem indeed! Liked it but never read about Medusa, first time to get to know about her, curious!

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Excellent and narrative of thoughts not much known to the poets like me. It is a work of great didactic value and has to be one of your best poems... All the best Mr John

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Payal Parande 07 December 2012

another brilliant poem from a brilliant poet.................

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Connor Whyte 07 December 2012

Simply A Medusa story very organized and easy to understand a great Greek poem.

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