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Dionysus, Apollo - Balance Me

Dionysian passion fills my soul With a stream of life, that knows no restraint, Your frantic current defies all control- Awakens the devil within the saint. Injected with life, I'm lost in your force As waves of strange visions rend me apart, For purpose that has no ending no source- Oh, come to my rescue creative art. Apollo, come harness this raging stream, With power of reason, channel the surge, Reshape my voluptuous, savage dream- Transmute its horror to aesthetic urge. Bring order to chaos—hold tight your rein- Come, challenge this frenzy of energy! You both are needed—the crazy, the sane- Dionysus! Apollo! Balance me! August 26, 2014 ~2nd Place~ Contest: Love Letter II Sponsor: Viv Wigley Judged: 04/08/2018 ~1st Place~ Contest: The Doesn't Fit Contest Sponsor: Carol Eastman Judged: 10/17/2015 ================================================= *In Greek mythology, Apollo and Dionysus are both sons of Zeus. Apollo is the god of reason and the rational while Dionysus is the god of the irrational and chaos. The content of all artistic creation is based on the tension created by the interplay between these two. The use of the concepts of the Apollonian and Dionysian is famously linked to the philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche.

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Date: 11/30/2020 9:26:00 PM
I am a fan of Greek mythology and I can definitely relate to your poem. I loved it.
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Date: 11/30/2020 1:04:00 AM
You both are needed—the crazy, the sane- / Dionysus! Apollo! Balance me!/// excellently crafted the love letter II
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Date: 4/16/2018 12:35:00 AM
Blessings and congratulations on your well-deserved win, Sandra - keep up the wonderful work, my friend - "A writer writes - always!"
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/16/2018 4:23:00 PM
Thank you, Gregory, for your congrats and uplifting comments. Much appreciated! Sandra :)
Date: 4/12/2018 8:34:00 AM
In my opinion very apt for the crisis facing the world today. I beg forgiveness for my interpretation of your letter and congratulate you on your win... Mick
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/12/2018 4:21:00 PM
Hi, Mick. Yes, poetry is meant to be interpreted in any way that fits for the reader, and I do see that yours is very applicable. Thank you so much for your visit and congratulations. Sandra :)
Date: 4/10/2018 2:11:00 AM
I can see the attraction of both Sandra and it was clever of you to write to both. Excellent! Congratulations on your wonderful second placement! I loved this! : )
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/10/2018 7:28:00 PM
Thank you, Connie! I am pleased that you enjoyed my poem. It was inspired by a philosophy course I took many years ago. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/9/2018 10:07:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this well-written poem of contrasts. I enjoyed reading.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/10/2018 7:27:00 PM
Thank you again, Susan! I very much appreciate your uplifting comments and congrats! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/9/2018 4:55:00 PM
Opposites attract they say buy you were attracted to both and what a wonderfully balanced poem the three of you have made Sandra. Congratulations on your placement.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/10/2018 7:26:00 PM
Thank you very much for the visit and your lovely comments and congrats, Jean! Much appreciated! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/9/2018 12:41:00 AM
Congratulations, Sandra on your win. Mythology so well presented.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/9/2018 3:07:00 PM
Thank you very much, Subimal! I really appreciate your supportive comment and congratulations. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/8/2018 11:32:00 PM
My favorite line: "Awakens the devil within the saint." Congrats Sandra.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/9/2018 3:07:00 PM
Thanks for your visit, Rob, and your very supportive comment and congrats! Sandra
Date: 4/8/2018 9:27:00 PM
Well written, Sandra..Congratulations on your win! Hugs Eve ~`*
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/9/2018 3:06:00 PM
Thank you very much, Eve! Much appreciated. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/8/2018 6:35:00 PM
Dear Sandra, playing a dangerous game with this love triangle. Congrats on your podium finish. Well penned.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/9/2018 3:06:00 PM
Ha Ha, Line! Too funny. Actually, my hubby's a Gemini...so I am used to love triangles! Thanks for the visit and congrats! Much appreciated. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/8/2018 1:29:00 PM
You researched the subject so well Sandra:-) many congrats on your win :-) hugs Jan xx
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/9/2018 3:03:00 PM
Thank you, Jan. Actually, I remembered studying this in a philosophy class I took! Thanks so much for the nice comment and congrats! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/8/2018 12:14:00 PM
Well done, Sandra, fine write x
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/9/2018 3:01:00 PM
Thank you, Viv. It was a great theme, and I loved participating. I appreciate my fine placement. Sandra
Date: 3/28/2018 6:12:00 PM
In my mind's eye, this is on stage and the actress is in heart-felt pain, calling out with your words as stressed by your pen into an emotional climax, begging for help. Oh, the drama - it is wonderful! Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/29/2018 7:08:00 PM
Oh, CayCay, I am so pleased that you enjoyed my poem. It was previously composed and inspired by my classes in philosophy, but I thought it would fit the contest theme. Thank you so much for your very supportive comments. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/20/2015 11:13:00 AM
Sandra, Wonderful win. **SKAT**
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Date: 1/10/2015 11:02:00 PM
Sandra, Congratulations on having your poem featured on Poetry Soup's Home Page. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/11/2015 8:33:00 AM
Hi Linda, thank you so much for noticing and reading it and stopping with your congratulations. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 1/7/2015 12:44:00 PM
With me being a Greek mythology lover, I loved the poem :)-Pip
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Sandra Haight
Date: 1/7/2015 7:07:00 PM
Hi Pip, it is so nice of you to stop by with your positive comment about my poem. It's been posted since August, and you are the very first to comment! Perhaps one needs to know the subject in order to enjoy, but I am pleased you could identify with the subject matter. Thank you so much! Sandra