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VxPoem ID: 33486
Posted: July 2nd. 2008 3:45:37 PM
by Joshua Perz
Age Group: Adult
Your wanderings in the world at last
have changed you from a man to an ass.
Brutish fancy and sullen delights
make play your days and fill your sights.
Only one remedy can you take,
to eat the roses beside the lake.
Beside the lake, the sight you see
will make you a human mystery.
Roar of trumpets, here we go,
drink this drink to see the show.
Told a tale and shown a sight,
reborn will be your soul this night.
The sacred drink is the source
of the vision’s holy force.
A grieving mother, a head of wheat,
a child screaming beside the seat.
The fire’s light on skin of gold
taken in ambrosia’s hold.
Down to death you must aspire
to find the source of sacred fire.
I travel down the secret stairs
and fight my way through monster’s lairs.
Stripped of power before each gate,
my soul is measured against the weight.
The scales tremble up and down
to find the balance already found.
Deep in death, my soul can see
the star that I will someday be.
Lifted up into the sky,
gazing down on Earth from high.
Author's Notes: This is still a work in progress. Eventually, I'd like to get it into a regular meter.
The poem is based on ancient mythology. The first part is based on the book _The Golden Ass_ by Lucius Apuleius. The second part is based on the Homeric Hymn to Demeter. The third is based on the Sumerian Descent of Innana and the ancient Egyptian Pyramid texts and Book of the Dead.
I'd appreciate any feedback.
Author's Location: Schererville, Indiana
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