Bad Helen of Troy

Helen in Hell “And were you pleased?” they asked of Helen in Hell.“Pleased?” answered she, “when all Troy’s towers fell,And dead were Priam’s sons, and lost his throne,And such a war was fought as none had known,And even the gods took part, and all becauseOf me alone? Pleased?….”I should say I was!” -Lord Dunsany Edward…

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This poem is simply named Ithaca, written by C.P. Cavafy.  He is  considered the most distinguished Greek poets of the 20th Century.   To me this poem reads as simply, “The journey is more important than the destination.”  Ithaka  As you set out for Ithaka hope your road is a long one, full of adventure, full…

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Questions from a Worker who Reads

By Bertolt Brecht Who built Thebes of the 7 gates?  In the books you will read the names of kings.  Did the kings haul up the lumps of rock?  And Babylon, many times demolished,  Who raised it up so many times?  In what houses of gold glittering Lima did its builders live?  Where, the evening…

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