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Short Mythology poem by Mark Halliday| Details | |


Tourist guides show Vlad's castle.
Vampires are not real.

Short Mythology poem by Jerry Stevenson| Details | |

Meandering Ghosts

Meandering ghosts
wandering around your house
will cause sleepless nights.

Short Mythology poem by Kris Lund | Details | |

Birth is a Myth

Fresh life spawns, but birth is a myth.
Space over time plus life equals shit.

Short Mythology poem by Volodymyr Knyr| Details | |

A Sisyphus

A Sisyphus, that's who heals
affected Achilles' heels.

Volodymyr Knyr

Short Mythology poem by Susan Mills| Details | |


Greek mythology
Orion the hunting one
Second brightest star

By Susan Mills

Short Mythology poem by Barbara Gorelick| Details | |

Riding A Unicorn

A virginal ride

Holding the mane of a myth

Through fantasy clouds

Short Mythology poem by RUDOLPH RINALDI| Details | |

the cross on my bedroom wall

the cross on my bedroom wall
keeps away vampires and werewolves
but not mosquitoes

Short Mythology poem by Rick Richardson| Details | |

U Scorpii

Black sand morning sky~
   Scorpion strikes from the south
   Orion hides now


Short Mythology poem by Ngoc Nguyen| Details | |

'the sea'

(beautiful!) immense and Poseidon-like,--the sea washes o'er my soul.

Short Mythology poem by Zoe Isaacson| Details | |

Ghosts and Goblins

 Ghost and goblins roam the streets
              happy waiting
 for a child to come by then suprise

Short Mythology poem by Jerry Stevenson| Details | |

Sasquatch De-Evolution

Sasquatch or Bigfoot,
also known as Monkey Man.
His papa was a drunk man
and his mama was a chimp.

Short Mythology poem by jack horne| Details | |

Thread of Life

As the rest of the crew had been lost,
I, alone, was afloat on the sea;
I believed it was thanks to the Fates,
and the thread of my life* - I was free.

*Greek mythology

Short Mythology poem by M. L. Kiser| Details | |

Dinosaur Descendant

A rolling roar erupts from above; echoes across the plains.
A living legend soars from craggy spires; a sacred sky beast.
An age old descendant; thunder bird wings darken cloudy skies.

Short Mythology poem by Brian Strand| Details | |


of Oisin
a translation or
Jamie Mac's imagination ?

Note:James Macpherson author in 1762 of Fingal(Finn mac cool) epic on the 'White Stranger'
of Irish mythology and Giants Causeway legend.

Short Mythology poem by A.E. Rivenbark| Details | |


He stole the heart of the Sun
Charmed the western wind
Then on a whim
He played a game with them
at the greatest cost
It was a terrible fight
For by jealousy's might
And the discus's flight
Hyacinth's life was lost

Short Mythology poem by Glenn Tilton| Details | |

The Green Eye Monster

The green eyed monster is under the bed,
Hopefully it is just in my head!
Now it's in the closet,
Right now I wish it would be struck by a comet.
The green eyed monster is under the bed,
But I know it is just in my head.

Short Mythology poem by James Horn| Details | |



Giggles and kisses with many hugs;
   "         "       "       "       "       "   .

Sounds like the chant in Wizard of Oz.
What do you think? Now you try to
pronounce the title.

James Thesarious Hilarious Horn

Short Mythology poem by Yoni Dvorkis| Details | |

Chaos Myth

Knew that
Chaos was
Mythology, that all things are
Strictly predetermined, I would not want to hear that
My power of observation determines the course of reality as it comes.

That would be too convenient.

Short Mythology poem by Doris Culverhouse| Details | |

Historical Doris

D aughter of Oceanus and Tethys, in Greek mythology
Of the sea, Mother of many
R oyal naval vessel, British HMS Doris
I owa-Doris, Doris, Greece, Doris, Asia Minor-Dorians one and all
S ea nymph, goddess of the sea, wealth of the sea

Short Mythology poem by Daniel Towers| Details | |

From Crow Woman - The Darkstead Rhymes

He who weathers the swirling black feathers
Like a kill laid out by the skinner
One ninety-eight eyes
Across the night skies
With a story to tell the town spinner
And the Old Woman knows
It takes ninety-nine crows
To serve up a man Sunday dinner.

Short Mythology poem by Mark Goodson| Details | |

Bacchus God of wine

Bacchus God of wine
Thou art the Liberator
Loosen our tongues with thy sweet nectar 

Bacchus God of wine
Thou art the Liberator
Whip us into a frenzy of intoxication

Bacchus God of wine
Thou art the Liberator
Allow us freedom to tell our secrets

Short Mythology poem by Aiyah de Torres| Details | |


                      caving in the shadow of sun's embrace,

                              new scroll rolled up on earth,

                                   reveals the world's end.

   ** 9th Place Winner in Dave Wood's Contest: THE RED MOON**

Short Mythology poem by Samuel Robinson| Details | |

cerulean loss

her alabaster lips did drown
the sea with rage that fateful dawn.
how beautiful with skin so pale,
her alabaster lips. did drown
the roar of waves and shredded sail.
Poseidon's wrath on human pawn.
her alabaster lips did drown.
the sea with rage that fateful dawn...

Short Mythology poem by Miche Ulman| Details | |

Charon's obol

In the shadow, behind the tree, 
on the meadow, bend your knee,
down the valley, up the stream, flat bedrock,
hear me scream, bellow the heavens, toward hell,
dark tunnel, wishing well; fellow traveler listen well,
no chance given, could you tell, 
on a knife-edge, head or tail?

Short Mythology poem by Leslie Philibert| Details | |

The Landship

Known to stone and loam
Black with sodden wood,
              the rain`s heart

Au fait with clay and ash
Burnt like a brandmark into clay
              a tree`s burial

Launched into a night like tar
Full of fallen lights and stars
              the taste of darkness

Short Mythology poem by Ayesha Karim| Details | |

Love Potion

Love Potion 

Add chinchilla fur at the end
Two cups of cold water
A pound of sugar
A clove of garlic
Four cinnamon sticks
A package of Big Red gum
A teaspoon of curry powder
A bunch of fresh parsley
Five lb bag of white rice to throw all over room and bed
Add some cotton candy

Short Mythology poem by Charles Fuller| Details | |


Thundering down Olympus
Treads Ares 
The battle master
Piceous clad
Against midnights cloak
Returning human spirit
To the heavens
For upon drowning
Within his crimson gaze
Do we understand
That in faith
Lies divinity

Note: In Greek mythology Ares is the God of War.

Short Mythology poem by M. Teresa Blaylock| Details | |

The Moth

Through tomes of strange mythology
   Floats music sweetened by the gods;
And secrets wrapped in mystery
   Dance daringly where knowledge nods.

My very soul I'd gladly sell
   (Were there a devil in a hell)
To learn the truths within that tune --
   But tiny wings can't touch the moon.

Short Mythology poem by Kenneth Melvin| Details | |

Emergency Boredom

Distress travels instantly through me, A samurai sword, Greek mythology, Zeus gulped kingly ideas and in his breadbasket he stored, reminiscent of the ancient times, emergency Er Hoard, feels like a billion increased/decreased Forbes, a penniless fellow hustle in no way can be bored.
- Loverboi

Short Mythology poem by ness tillson| Details | |

The Promise

When meanings have been broken,
When your cross has been uncrossed,
When the reasons that you gave me,
In the labyrinth have been lost.
When your house has been emptied,
When your bedroom is swept clean,
I will come and wake you,
From your long and endless dream.

more at

Short Mythology poem by Duke Beaufort| Details | |

A myth and proverb united

A melt down occurred high outside
That ended a fabulous ride
Let's love licorice
But recall Icarus
Whose fall was preceded by pride

Author's note: Licorice is dark and an allegory for the bad things one needs in life.  We know that bad is stimulating, but too much of a good thing can have the opposite effect.

Short Mythology poem by Teddy Kimathi| Details | |

Turtle and Elephant World

The Native American Indians believe that the world
was created on the back of a giant elephant,
that steps the back of a giant turtle;
by supernatural beings.

Today, the descendants of England
have brought with them their architecture and culture
to the Turtle and Elephant World,
making the Turtle's and Elephant's load heavier.

Short Mythology poem by Teddy Kimathi| Details | |

The Water Bearer

He carries a jar, full of water;
water that no one knows its source!

He pours water as he stands beyond
the stars, as Pisces, the twin fish, continue
to rule over their astrological reign
on Earth.

Just like their predecessor, Aries,
they will end their astrological reign, 
when water from the Water
Bearer’s jar reaches Earth.

Short Mythology poem by Suzanne Delaney| Details | |

Manufactured Madness

creatures with no right
 to wings

died out 
like some manufactured things

Inventions of ancient 
gene- manipulating men
who cowered, once from 
these, their own inventions?

Mis-managed science, genius?
or the un-leashing of pure chaos
upon themselves,

Destroyed and preyed upon by 
they cherished.

June 18 2013

Short Mythology poem by Just That Archaic Poet| Details | |

The Gods are Against Me

With the weight of the world upon my shoulders,
Like Atlas doomed to uphold the Sky
Or Sisyphus and his boulder-
On Pegasus to thither fly?
The Minotaur and its Maze, 
Medusa and her stony gaze,
Aries in a monstrous rage,
As Hades steals my Soul to die
Prometheus, who gave us fire,
Apollo and his golden Lyre,
Hera and her jealous ire,
And Zeus, who ignores my cries!

Short Mythology poem by Tyler Holmes| Details | |

The Phoenix

         Your scarlet, sacred wings doeth spread.
         Plumes of fire and of gold.
         Your past burnt ashes you do not dread.
         Your majestic rise is long foretold.
         Not bound by your destined fate,
         Your glorious ascend we do await.
         With courage and boldness in your eyes,
         From flames of doom you do arise.

Short Mythology poem by Terry Cunningham| Details | |

The Numb

Please accept my apology,
 my life, 
has been more like,
Accept that, I do not understand;
 Accept, that I can no longer,
 play this hand...
Punish me, 
do not condemn me..
Allow me the light,
 Another chance;
 Different sight...
This myth that is I;
 This vision,
 I cannot hide..
Accept me as I come,
 Recycle me,;
 Take away,
 The Numb...

Short Mythology poem by Doris Culverhouse| Details | |

Defining Phyllis

Phillida a variation of Phyllis, defined as a green leaf.
In Greek mythology Phyllis is the daughter of Lycurgus, king of Thrace and wife of Demophon 
king of Athens.
Goddess of spring, trees, wisdom, geneitc knowledge contained in seeds and women's 

Another famous Phyllis Brooks was born 1914, and is an actress who starred in Old Chicago.

From wikepedia

Short Mythology poem by Gabe Shelly| Details | |

Violence is Violence

Violence is Violence--
It need not be a battle in war,
A fight to the death,
Only something to hurt that life-giving breath--
To start loosening that thread before you should be dead

(In Greek Mythology, people's lives were as a thread in the hands of the Fates, immortal beings who would control a person's destiny. They would end a person's life by cutting that thread.)

Short Mythology poem by Harry Laner| Details | |

Brewing Evil

Evil Kanievil wasn't really evil.
In fact, in mythology, women were meant to brew evil.

It started as a punishment,
and led to an imprisonment.

an imprisonment of constant lies
that hook our wome to evil ties.

but nowadays no one hates, 
we've even learned to appreciate.

The love, the work, the glistening beauty,
Even the harshness of their parenting duties.

Short Mythology poem by Jerry Stevenson| Details | |

Two Pixies

I saw two pixies dancing on the head of a thumb tack.
The redhead’s name was Josie and the blonde’s name was Lula.
I don’t know why they were dancing, but they danced really well.

I asked the two little pixies how they got into my workshop.
They told me they have magical powers and locks were no big deal.
The two danced one last dance for me and then they quickly disappeared.

Short Mythology poem by Christopher Bagwell| Details | |

the dragons lair

You have come to the dragons lair,
but don't come in unaware,
others came yet quickly fled,
and those that didn't,
well there now dead,
as you go down into her night,
where there is no sun light,
where many temptations, 
lay in wait,
but only i know where they are.

so come in if you dare,
and if you are the treasures heir,
i will smell it in the air,
this is the dragons lair.

Short Mythology poem by Mark Halliday| Details | |

Summer Moon

Slowly rising towards
Unseen wisps of clouds
Murky shadows projected
Muffled light reflected
Endlessly cycles by
Roving Summer's sky
Mornings hide Selene's face
Ongoing celestial race
Only by Apollo outshone
Never travels alone

Short Mythology poem by Mark Halliday| Details | |


Beautiful mermaids:
Mythical ocean dwellers.
Why don't they have gills?
Mythical mermaids--
If real, are they then friendly,
Or are they Sirens?
Caught you a mermaid?
Best not fall in love with her.
They don't mate, they spawn!

Short Mythology poem by Luann Pfost| Details | |

Brutus Iulius Trois part 26

Brutus Iulius Trois Part 26

as the ships came together the Trojans boarded the Thracian tireme
swords slashing stabbing slicing as they bloodily slayed the pirates 
Imogen left behind looked away looked down upon the water 
only she saw Hesoine's ashes transform into a sea dog
a great grey seal that swam to the beach of Cynossema
finding shelter beneath the shadow of Hecuba's empty tomb.  

Short Mythology poem by Robert Pettit| Details | |


Dear maiden Andromeda up in the sky. I gaze upon you on a clear, starry night. What a beautiful sight you are to my eye. For ages, you have been a cosmic delight. You were named for someone in mythology. The stars outline you, and display your beauty. Your brave hero Perseus will come your way. He is strong and mighty, and will save the day. Robert Pettit for Nette’s Sexy Poem contest

Short Mythology poem by Ngoc Nguyen| Details | |


I can hear my muse breathe and sigh;
I just listen and don't ask why.

her touch feels like a magic fire
and it's forever there to inspire.

she visits me in the cool of the morn
by the brooks where I was born.

there she reveals her creative powers
where I await among the lovely flowers.

she'll be my muse till I'm dead,
when my poems are famous and well-read.

*for "Rhyme Battle! (Round 3)!" Contest

Short Mythology poem by Teddy Kimathi| Details | |

The Hills

Some say that gods hail in them;
a city hidden within.

During spring, mist covers them
in the form of a ghostly carpet
that gives a color of haunting delight;
from a distance, you would think that mist
has itself surrounded the forest,
as though some divine manifestation
has an interest with the hills.

No enters the forest hills without elders' consent,
for the gods are believed to exist......

Short Mythology poem by romeo naces| Details | |

This Atlas Grins (for Hannah & Sean)

Riding upon my shoulders, 
     innocent glee,
giggling and humming nursery tunes 
they bounce and they dance 
     with the purest of joy;
they shriek and they laugh, my toddler 
     girl and boy.

And I, like Atlas of old 
must carefully carry a fragile 
by the world on his back 
     he is burdened;
by these kids whom I carry, 
     I am gladdened.

Short Mythology poem by Patrycjusz Kopec| Details | |


Spring on the woods has befell 
The sea of flowers blossoms as if by a spell
The old oaks have secrets to tell
As cold winds soft spring breeze will expel

On the open field iris grows tall
In mythology Iris with divine connects soul
She has rainbow under her control
And she is wonder to extol

Smell of the iris can make one feel
Beyond divine dream beyond surreal
In the essence of ideal
The secret and sacred universe it will reveal 

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