dimitrios galanis

Gold Star - 31,375 Points (19.8.1945 / Patero Epirus Hellada [ Greece])

The Bag Of Aeolus - Poem by dimitrios galanis

Their land and its smokes they had seen just
and Sleep suave the eyes of Ulysses wrapped.
Alone in the rudder
to reach it the possible soon,
exausted, he left them his victims fall.
In a short while they would catch patria's port.
Two years, sailing in trouble,
in Kikones, Cyclops, Lotofagues,
ten previous, fighting in Troy stubbornly hard
and finally here they are, to Ithaca back,
the hands woe gaps
with the precious beautifull great trojan loot
and that here the oxhide bag, the gift of Aeolus,
apparently full of silver and gold.
Τhereat sturdily tightened has it silver-cordon!
What injustice!
Have they not run the same routes he run?
Quickly, to see at least, before he wakes up,
how much his silver and how much his gold are.
And that, that was it...

Unleashed windstorms, hurricanes
swept curiosities, jealousies up,
took them from their motherisland away far
where perilous trivial hybris' arrogance
plunged them in between outopical lands.

Topic(s) of this poem: curiosity, mythology

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A translation[30.11.2015] of my poem Ο ασκός του Αιόλου [28.11.2015]

Comments about The Bag Of Aeolus by dimitrios galanis

  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/5/2016 7:12:00 AM)

    To see at least. Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

    Dimitrios Galanis (4/6/2016 8:55:00 AM)

    Thank you, dear Edward.I have noticed in your poems references to ancient hellenic literature.So the theme I suppose was familiar to you.

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  • (12/6/2015 7:23:00 PM)

    Wow, I love the story of this Dimitrios. It kind of reminds me of the age old saying, curiosity killed the cat. What was your inspiration for this work? I love how you weave your words, marvelous! (Report) Reply

    Dimitrios Galanis (2/28/2017 4:03:00 PM)

    The myth is to be found in Odysseia.I can quote down the verses for you, Tim.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 5, 2015

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