Bad, bad Helen of Troy

Bad, bad Helen of Troy
Lord Dunsany, Fantasy Writer

Below is a poem by Edward John Drax Plunket, 19th Baron of Dunsany.  He is commonly known as Lord Dunsany, an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist.  He published more than 90 books in his lifetime which consisted of hundreds of short stories, plays, novels and essays.  One of his books is called ‘The Book of Wonder.’    This gentleman was operating on a different plane of existance.  He even creating his own version of chess.

“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 because of me alone?

I should say I was!” 

Lord Dunsany 1878-1957

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