Hellenistic Reverie

Embarkation of Ulysses

Submitted by short-prose-fiction

Caressed together by the waters of Corinth
Into the darkest forests chasing statuary nymphs
The decadence of Hellenistic love
Blissfully raining tears from above.

“The condo of the virgin” sitting empty
The goddess long dissolved into the néant
You softly reading Hebrew texts in Greek
The painful comedy of life on sale this week.


[“The condo of the virgin” refers to the Parthenon, temple dedicated to Athena who was a virgin goddess.]

Photo credit: Embarkation of Ulysses- Claude Lorrain

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