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VxPoem ID: 1035
Posted: January 19th. 2004 4:40:28 AM
In the Wake of the Maenads
Age Group: Adult
He lay strewn,
Pieces scattered along
The Arcadian hillside,
Some of him over *here*,
Some of him over *there*--
(Rather like a Scarecrow,
taken apart by monkeys) --
Blood bubbling from his lips,
The light in his eyes gone.
God's son, nightinggale's voice,
Wife lost twice to darkness.
He walked with grief
Not even the music could allay.
He was warned--
Apollo's child would neither
Run nor hide,
Nor turn aside his way.
And so he lies,
Lyre smashed, fingers broken--
Solace at last, reunited
(On Death's dark, Stygian shore) ,
His shade searches, seeking
That tap on the shoulder,
And he turns with a soft smile:
Author's Location: Whiting, Indiana
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