Edward Robeson Taylor

(1838 - 1923 / Springfield, Illinois)

Ulysses and Calypso - Poem by Edward Robeson Taylor

For that they slew the cattle of the Sun
Ulysses' comrades sank to death while he,
Borne on the billows of the friendly sea,
Calypso's lovely isle in safety won;
Where filled with soothing rest his days did run
To murmurous music's luring notes as she
Bound him in coils of such captivity,
That but for Zeus his soul had been undone.
The God's decree the enamored nymph obeyed,
And helped the hero as his raft he made,
While brimmed her heart with desolation's tears.
His glimmering sail she watched till in the sea's
Great void 'twas lost, then moaned because her years
Were not as mortal as Penelope's.

Topic(s) of this poem: mythology

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2015

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