June 12, 2020

Figures in Poetry: Poseidon

Sea Day

…The same swells still
throw up their backs
like the steeds of Poseidon,
bucking at the reins

No wonder sailors
return to the sea,
watch water turn ethereal,
live like saints
in the aura of prisms…

Lines from Homeless God Bless by David B. Churchill 
and image from The Classical Mythology Podcast at LearnOutLoud 
For more of Poseidon…
Google Images: “Poseidon in Art
Google Images: “Walter Crane Neptune's Horses

In the Beginning

Poet You constellate the myths, O royal oracle of archetypes. Photo and poem by Jan Claire