THOUGHTS ON HOMER FROM A GARDEN IN WALES

A newcomer to Gallybloggers, Ulysses, charms us with what may be the beginnings of an epic on the days of Homer. Please, enjoy!

~ GallyBloggers ~

Homer Inkwell and Quill

~ Thoughts On Homer From a Garden in Wales ~ By ~ Ulysses ~

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While sat upon air amid

gardens, I dreamt once

a vision of ruin and glory.

It burst from ancient pages newly pressed,

the bard of which may never have lived.

~

His beard of stone formed

of marble, an illustrious prize.

His words they echo in the halls

of centennia. The grey eyes

of Athena awash with life.

~

As rosy fingers of sunlight

shone through emerald leaves,

My hands shook like Priams as

he looked down from above.

The arrows and spears flew by my ears.

~

Tears formed as the foam

of the sea-god’s rage

Spattered amongst boats.

~

O, to return from the time

when the blood of men lined

the bellies of roams as they lashed

the plains. To sit moist-eyed in

South Walian light, checking the sky for rain.

~*~

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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December, 2013, and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (http://fiorabooks.com), to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

11 thoughts on “THOUGHTS ON HOMER FROM A GARDEN IN WALES”

  1. Good morning John,

    Welcome to Saturday! We trust you arrived at the weekend in fine fettle feeling like James Bond being handed a drink by Dr. No, “medium dry martini, lemon peel. Shaken, not stirred,” or should that be as secret agent Henderson corrected, “That’s, um, stirred not shaken.”

    Thank you good friend for giving wind to Ulysses sails. I trust they billow and blow the young adventure to a land of poem and prose. Should their work become an epic, Gallybloggers hopes it will be shared here: and why not, life is an adventure, and we the Homeless are snails unbounded by tradition, untroubled by convention, fearless in the face of adversity and challenge, and have stories to share: rich earthen grounded yet fantastical, bursting with mystery and legend, folk-lore and fable. We are the storytellers of the modern age!

    Thank you big fella for standing strong as an oak when all around other trees are bending

    Namaste

    DN and Raven’s 12

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      1. Thank you John, no matter good friend. WP is temperamental these days, perhaps because it is becoming so popular? The poem is now being read on your side of the pond and is promoting our good work and honest intentions. That and people’s enjoyment in reading it is all that really matters 🙂

        Thank you again good friend. Take care.

        Namaste 🙂

        DN

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              1. Hey John 🙂

                Excellent! Then Ulysses is away with good grace and a fair wind in her lofted sails! Thank you for mustering a blustering billowing sails, carrying the Argo onwards for miles and miles!

                Namaste 🙂

                DN and Raven’s 12

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                  1. Hey John,

                    Thank you for support and gracious ceremony 🙂

                    Yes indeed up late again with plenty to keep me busy on the Gallyblogger’s computer! Whilst they are elsewhere, perhaps sleeping (safely I hope) I am left with the task of publishing 🙂 They must trust me to be so cavalier with their access codes lol 🙂 The fools bwahahaha!

                    I shan’t be long at the proverbial desk before I too shall head for the Land of Zzzzzzz. The Sandman he calleth me as a whisper from afar, ‘Come Dewin,’ he quietly says, ‘The Dreaming Door is ajar.’

                    Good night John, enjoy your afternoon and evening. Nos da,

                    Namaste 🙂

                    DN and Raven’s 12

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                    1. 🙂 Always a pleasure to treasure friendship and leave small comedy, lines rhymed in the wee small hours, to say ‘thank you’ from me to thee. 🙂

                      Thank you and goodnight! Dewin has now left the building 🙂

                      Sweet dreams for when you get to Zzzzz dude.

                      Nos da!

                      DN

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