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A CLASSIC SUMMER IN GREECE for fantasy contest

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A CLASSIC SUMMER IN GREECE for fantasy contest

                                A CLASSIC SUMMER IN GREECE

               Viciousness and mystery erupt on arid soil.
               Summer heat and idle time can make the spirits boil.
               Languishing in stuffy rooms with very little sleep--
               Night time flickers of the light-- imagination leaps.
                  
               Heat that beckons times long past invade a fevered head—   
               Athena pleases lovers mid her goddess silken bed,
               Grecian legs march bravely –- prelude Olympian races--
               Soldiers dream they sail away to see exotic places.

               Heat waves shimmer landscape –men will do what they are told--
               Spearborn soldiers helmeted sing down a dusty road.
               Tho in mind they join their lovers whispering by the sea,
               Drink of mountain waters --rest their head on sweetheart’s knee

               Helen, when she sailed away –a wayward selfish wife
               Without a backward glance she risked the cost of human life--
               Was it the heat that made her crazed to do this foolish thing?
               A fit of summer boredom could create this witless fling.

               Autumn winds are blowing now-- Troy’s nights turn cool and fair--
               Does Paris try to ditch her --as naked Helen combs her hair--
               Does Hector tell his brother--get this woman out of here--
               Does Helen beg to stay-- and tell her lover not to fear?

               Heat can play the brain and make it dance a backward tune--
               Clarity as sun tricks down—repeats a former June,
               Perhaps there is a lesson learned from heat that sears the soul--
               Summertime romance will write us each a tragic role.

Victoria Anderson Throop ©
1/11/13

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  1. Date: 1/20/2013 3:40:00 PM
    What a wonderful poem Victoria. I think of all your poems this is my favorite. Soup mail.

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 9:48:00 PM
    Good job on the poem. I agree that heat can make people rather off in the head. Homer adds the touch.

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 6:08:00 AM
    Bravo Bravo Victoria - A classic classic tale of summer Greece. The style of this piece awakens my own sweaty soul of summer idleness to warring Spartans and a big wooden horse. As always you wrap it all up with a "classic" last line. love, Kathy