Steve Trimmer

Rookie - 0 Points (Aug.11,1973 / Manitoulin Island, Ontario)

Pandora - Poem by Steve Trimmer

Sweet Pandora, my love
I am thine, the man Epimetheus who loves thee
`Twere not the fault of thee, Lady Pandora
`Twas not thee who released The Spites onto humankind
Be`t The Hellenes men of gynopathy and shackles who did so;
Old age
Pa ssion and
Delusive hope............

In their misogyny, they blame my gentle flower
For it was they who propagated these plagues
Folly Hesiod disseminates this lie; He as pseudo-rhymster
Faugh! Passion surely can not be so disdainful?
Hope is never delusive

Sweet Pandora, my love............

For once thou wert Rhea, and I thy paramour Cronus
We were Titaness and Titan of Peace
On bended knee, so uxorious was I, and am still
I wert Pandora`s paranymph at Athens
Even The Sylphs abated The Winds for us
We loved neath the moon of Phoebe and Atlas
So enchanted by their Love

No, Pandora, it `twere not the fault of thee (or my brother Prometheus)
It was not a Box of Spites which thou hast opened
It was a Jar of Winged Souls (and mote passion)
Who fly in grace and beauty betwixt Earth and Ethereal Gardens
On the Golden Spring Air of The Eastern Breeze

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  • (1/3/2008 11:51:00 AM)

    Excellent write. Women have always been blamed for all that has gone wrong. I know that Jimmy Buffet is right when he sings, 'Some people say there's a woman to blame, but I know it's my own damn fault.' I have always felt bad for Pandora and Persephone.

    When I think of two lovers' prospects for a good relationship I think of this.
    'Unlike poor Persephone
    Forever will our garden be
    Spring Eternal
    Under the Smiling Sun'.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 3, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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