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Black Ships Sail

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Black Ships Sail

O muse ... the lauded poet Homer called

to Odysseys 'cross time enthralled 

please tell the tale of warriors lost

of Troy's fall, of heart and of pride.

'cross the vellum pressed, Homer cried.

"Set course for Greece and damn the cost,"



Odysseys on his black ship bawled 

orders as his crew there oars hauled

for windless were the seas criss-crossed.

The Siren's sang and woe betide

the men who heard them died wide-eyed

as to the mast Odysseys tossed.



All with him died the tale recalled

on Ithaca the King arrived,

to battle for his Kingdom most lost;

his Queen to claim, his long lost bride

he'd win her now with bow well tried. 

The scroll retold and was embossed.

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  1. Date: 8/18/2014 12:24:00 AM
    Debbie, this is just so beautiful and epic. You magically brought the painting to life with your enthralling story and amazing imagery. Congratulations on a wonderful, well-deserved win! Pandita

  1. Date: 8/17/2014 2:44:00 AM
    Hi oh cool lady , love this congratulations xx

  1. Date: 8/16/2014 4:15:00 PM
    I think you fell into the trap I did, not writing specifically about what was on the scroll. This is a wonderful piece anyway..congrats. BG

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    Date: 8/16/2014 4:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wrote - inferred the Odyssey WAS on the scroll - it wouldn't be my poem if I retold the Odessey gggggrrrr not to you hon
  1. Date: 8/16/2014 3:04:00 PM
    Great to see this on the winners' list, Debbie; so different and SO good.

  1. Date: 8/16/2014 2:44:00 PM
    Nicely done Debbie, congrats.

  1. Date: 8/16/2014 2:19:00 PM
    love the unique take on the theme many congratulations:-) Hugs jan xx

  1. Date: 8/16/2014 2:06:00 PM
    I love the unique direction you took these ships, and this poem! Your work is always a stand-out ! :) Congrats !

  1. Date: 8/16/2014 1:44:00 PM
    Congrats Debbie on ur winning fabulous write!

  1. Date: 8/6/2014 12:14:00 PM
    Great work about the old fables of times past..Wonderful that you put them in new poetic expression..Thanks for the visit to my blog..Sara

  1. Date: 8/5/2014 10:50:00 PM
    my poetess friend you have hit yet another HOMER - Run with this write of MUCH vigor! I look forward to all your poetry! You are my poet whisperer!~ JSLambert! I rate a 7 AGAIN!~ I put you on my favorite poet list...

  1. Date: 8/5/2014 6:09:00 PM
    Impressive write, and done with a touch of the classics

  1. Date: 8/5/2014 5:49:00 AM
    Wow that's brilliant Debbie ! Hv a great day!

  1. Date: 8/4/2014 8:16:00 PM
    What a beautiful scroll you have dotted My Queen well said Bravo! xxxx