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The Beacon Fires

Rating: 3.4
A GLEAM -- a gleam -- from Ida's height,
By the Fire-god sent, it came;
From watch to watch it leapt, that light,
As a rider rode the flame!
It shot through the startled sky,
And the torch of that blazing glory
Old Lemnos caught on high,
On its holy promontory,
And sent it on, the jocund sign,
To Athos, Mount of Jove divine.
Wildly the while, it rose from the isle,
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The Beacon Fires by Aeschylus, world famous ancient Classic Poem Of The Day. True patriotic, tragic and yet with such a powerful BEAUTY! . Tragedies, an up-to-date fashion in poems in those days. Marvelous!
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My long complete and cute response had gone to..........I dunno whereto? Rest these simple lines non heroic about this heroic world famous poem, I am verty very sad to have experienced this once again
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Congratulations for the excellent choice. The Classic Poem Of The Day! A very patriotic ancient poem as well as very tragic ancient poem. Most deserving!
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Dr Antony Theodore 03 May 2020
And these my heralds! - this my SIGN OF PEACE; Lo! while we breathe, the victor lords of Greece Stalk, in stern tumult, through the halls of Troy! very fine poem. t ony
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Ratnakar Mandlik 03 May 2020
A captivating and inspiring account of a historical event in Greece. A deserving classic poem of the day.
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Ramesh T A 03 May 2020
A Classical Poem of Greece inspires like fire even for reading it! Such a power in words the Poet exerts on readers! Thanks for sharing this great Poem here!
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Kumarmani Mahakul 03 May 2020
It is one of the beautiful poem composed by Aeschylus.
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Edward Kofi Louis 03 May 2020
Signal-rays! ! ! ! As a rider rode the the flame! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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M Asim Nehal 01 April 2018
Creative poem, indeed.
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Ndaiga Ngatia 13 February 2018
Interesting CLASSIC...
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