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New Blog: The Influence Of Greek Mythology Upon Poetry And Modern World

Blog Posted:4/25/2021 6:08:00 AM


New Blog

The Influence  Of Greek Mythology Upon Poetry And Modern World




Polus D'orumagdos Ororei and - The Way Of Victory


Grave deeply, as the storm-gods clamor round 

   Here lieth a mortal whom the thundering sound

Of heroes maddened, one whose heart took fire

At their slow march about the headland pyre,

Chanting their sorrows in the noblest tongue

Earth ever knew, one who had been - among

The sailors in the living ships of old,

Tugged at the oars with them, and felt the cold

Of wintry night-seas heaving over the prow

In the shadows of the moon ;  and now

HE hath no fear of any death,

For he hath seen men pitifully die

A thousand ways, and patiently awaiteth

Whatever reckoning shalt draweth nigh.

                       Robert J. Lindley,  7-24-2020


The Way Of Victory


I longed for wandering by those islands

  Where ever blue rapturous sunlight beams ;

Sought a mountain home, for sleep and silence

And gold-crested star-winds throughout my dreams ;

In deep tumult, thunder of rolling tides,

Far below uplands where Holy rest abides,

He sent victory,  where pilgrim road leads

Through murmuring crowds, through cities' rash mobs,

Through reality, human thoughts and deeds,

Through smoke, dust, agony, -red sodden ways

Where reapers harvest and toil dauntless days,

Sea of sorrows grip, death-winds moaning past

Soul resplendent, triumphant to the last.

                  Robert J. Lindley, 7-17- 2020




The Artistry of the Homeric Simile

Scott, William C. (William Clyde), 1937-

Dartmouth College Library


Hanover, NH 03755, USA


© 2009 by William C. Scott



William C. Scott


The Artistry

of the

Homeric Simile


Dartmouth College Library


Dartmouth College Press

Hanover, New Hampshire



Published by

University Press of New England

Hanover and London


Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data


Scott, William C. (William Clyde), 1937–

The artistry of the Homeric simile / William C. Scott.

p. cm.


Includes bibliographical references and index.


ISBN 978-1-58465-797-2 (pbk.: alk. paper)


DOI: 10.1349/ddlp.769


1. Homer—Literary style. 2. Greek language—Figures

of speech. 3. Oral-formulaic analysis. 4. Oral tradition—

Greece. 5. Rhetoric, Ancient. 6. Simile. I. Title.


PA4177.S5S28 2009


883'.01—dc22 2009016159



The similes in Homer are treasure troves. They describe scenes of Greek life that are not presented in their simplest form anywhere else: landscapes and seascapes; storms and calm weather; fighting among animals; aspects of civic life such as disputes, athletic contests, horse races, community entertainment, women carrying on their daily lives, and men running their farms and orchards. But the similes also show Homer dealing with his tradition. They are basic paratactic additions to the narrative showing how the Greeks found and developed parallels between two scenes, each of which elucidated and interpreted the other, and then expressed those scenes in effective poetic language.



Hanover, New Hampshire






The Artistry of the Homeric Simile




Chapter One


Similes, the Shield of Achilles,

and Other Digressions

Similes are often repeated with very little change, they

accumulate when there is no need, and they compare where

there is nothing comparable. Great art would consist in making

one large and highly appropriate simile. Homer becomes too

carried away with his own similes and forgets narrative.

M. de la Motte1


In the eighteenth book of Homer’s Iliad Hephaistos makes a new shield for Achilles.2 The description of this shield is justly famed as a small masterwork in its own right as well as being the prototype for later poets and writers who include art objects within their works.3 The most notable ancient examples are The Shield of Heracles, the shields in the central scene of Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes, the cup in Theocritus’ first Idyll, the tapestry in Catullus’ epyllion on the marriage of Peleus and Thetis (c. 64), and the shield of Aeneas in book 8 of The Aeneid. These ekphrases occupy so large a portion of each work that they are necessarily major elements in the overall design.4


Homer often describes objects and implements in the course of his narrative, even pausing in the midst of events to present a detailed picture of some article drawn from the background. Book 11 of the Iliad contains three examples. The first and second are the descriptions of the breastplate and the shield of Agamemnon embedded in his arming scene (11.19–40); the third is "Nestor’s cup" (11.632–37). The presentation of each object is sufficiently detailed that it has been possible to find fragmentary yet often rather precise remains that parallel the verbal descriptions.5 These descriptions focus sharply on physical features. While they may interrupt an action, they do so only long enough to permit a listing of the elements that would meet the eye of the observer. Such quick sketches of a person’s possessions, however, strengthen the characterization being developed in the larger passage. The


highlighting of Agamemnon’s battle gear introduces the king as a heroic personage and reinforces his status as a major warrior at the moment he begins his aristeia.6 The ornate cup that Nestor alone can lift endows him with extra strength and stature at the moment when he is going to give crucial advice to Patroclus.7


One such piece described in the poems, however, will never be successfully reproduced even with considerable effort and ingenuity, and that is the Shield of Achilles. Special problems abound: the figures are in motion and small vignettes are in the process of evolving; this shield will not hold still for a static modeling session but continues to shift and change before the eyes of the observer. Thus though several commentaries feature a basic drawing of the shield that locates the individual scenes within the surrounding border of the river Ocean, sketches of the events described in each scene are omitted.8 The conclusion is inevitable: while there may have been shields that resembled the Shield of Achilles in basic shape and complexity, this particular shield never did and never could have actually existed because it is as much a product of the poet’s imagination as the narrative itself. The people on the Shield live and breathe, events develop over time, and there is such a collection of varied subject matter that it probably could never have been arrayed in its entirety on the surface of any one weapon. In addition, the presentation of the Shield is complex. It is not only a verbal description of the contents; it also involves the medium, the process of creation, the maker and his motives, and the interpreter.9


Once it is clear that Achilles’ Shield is more a creation of the poet than of the forge, a new set of revealing parallels can be sought. These would be imaginative constructs that interrupt the ongoing narrative in order to introduce a scene developed within its own clearly bounded framework. An obvious example is the tale of Odysseus’ visit to his maternal grandfather, Autolycus, in book 19 of the Odyssey (392–466).


This story falls into three segments: the naming of the baby Odysseus, the reception of the young boy at his grandfather’s palace, and his wounding by the boar. Each confirms an element in Odysseus’ characterization that was present from an early age. Autolycus is known for…..





Scott. C. The Artistry of the Homeric Simile - Dartmouth College › scott2009 › ocm318673021

by WC Scott · 2009 · Cited by 95 — The simile covers this moment in a different way than a factual report would: ... that testify to the resourcefulness and strength of other lions who emerge victorious over men and ... Orumagdos ororei describes both woodcutters and warriors (Aristarchus). ... The Shield of Achilles: Ends of the Iliad and Beginnings of the Polis.


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Date: 4/26/2021 10:26:00 PM
Hi Robert again thanks for such an intriguing blog. Regards to Homer, the fact that unlike us all today. I do wonder from where, did his inspiration come from, the inner most thoughts that he wrote, in a language where today it is translated for us all to enjoy. Yes i see the background of his era, but its the imagery transferred from his own point of view, the intelligences, the fore sight, so much of which was lost till centuries later that intrigues me.
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Date: 5/2/2021 11:17:00 AM
Thank you my friend. My thought is we , we of modern times so oft fail to realize that a thousand years ago lived men that had brains, men that saw more of life, nature and this dark world than we are exposed to -as we in our modern comforts and self-centered ways - are blinded to so very much. Homer was truly a genius and indeed a magnificent and dedicated writer. Which is to -our- blessings today. God bless..
Date: 4/26/2021 5:18:00 PM
Rob my friend, Time is the one thing we so oft cry to have more of. And it is man's curse in a way. Certainly so often seems a curse to we poets as we want more of it to be able to compose the verses we are born to write. Such that as poetry's rich history reveals to be the great gift, the rich blessing given unto posterity- to we weak and most fragile creatures. God bless.
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Date: 4/26/2021 3:44:00 PM
Loved both your poems, the first being my favorite of the two. I wish I had more time to read Greek and Viking mythology, so your blogs serve as another option.
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Date: 4/26/2021 5:11:00 PM
previous comment continued, comment continued, -"" I crossed the ancient seas, willing soul. * Ashore, walked through the trees, beauty my goal.* Under a golden and welcoming sun. * Finding my past sins simply could not be undone.* I wept unto the ever vigilant winds.* Recalling lost love and sorrows life sends. * As night fell, still day's flowers sweetly smell.* I was acutely aware, under Nature's spell. *I the fallen, again learned how to rise. * See the heavens , the treasure of starlit skies. * Yet again I felt the presence of him.* Woke to beauty, vanquished all once so grim. *Dawn came, again sun its golden light gifted. *I went home, unblinded, soul uplifted. RJL...
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Date: 4/26/2021 4:56:00 PM
Thank you my friend. The first was born of a past dream. An enchantment with the fires within this old poet's blood. While the second is an expression of hope, of future and the way we may achieve victory in life, in love and in our earthen path by **remembering** those billions that have lived, gave so much to civilization and perished upon this little spinning blue marble. A special insight given me by my 50+ years of studying history and poetry!
Date: 4/26/2021 12:58:00 PM
I was very unfortunate that in my youth a so many of my poems were stolen and burned. A great many were of them based upon Greek, and Viking mythology. As well as Native American lore. Now maybe I can replace them with a few composed in my old age.
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Date: 4/26/2021 12:51:00 PM
And used as well were - several of my own books on the Greek culture, Achilles, Hercules, Odysseus, Troy, Homer and Ancient literature....
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Date: 4/26/2021 12:47:00 PM The Romantics and Classical Greece Article written by: Stephen Hebron Theme: Romanticism Published: 15 May 2014 The Romantic period was one of growing interest in ancient Greece. Stephen Hebron explores how this shaped the subject matter and forms of the era’s poets.
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Date: 4/26/2021 12:45:00 PM Greek Mythology in 18th-to-19th English Romantic Poetry _____________ ___________________________ Utah Shakespeare Festival PLAYS VISIT EDUCATION ABOUT US GIVE MYTH AND FANTASY BY ANGEL M. PILKINGTON
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Date: 4/26/2021 12:23:00 PM
You have such a way with vocabulary, Robert. Loved your two poems at the top. They are all I have time to read, and now I have to go to Dr. Appt!!
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Date: 4/26/2021 12:56:00 PM
My friend best of luck on your Dr. appointment. Seems these last few months Riza and I have been to a few dozen! And were blessed that most of them were not near as bad as we had expected. God bless..
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Date: 4/26/2021 12:32:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have a great fondness for the use of archaic language in poetry-- I always have had. Neve bothers me that some find it unsavory or even annoying. If one uses such to emphasis the tale, the depths , the authenticity it serves its purpose quite soundly and also so truly beautifully. God bless..
Date: 4/26/2021 10:34:00 AM
An enjoyable and informative read, Greek mythology certainly inspired me to write a recent poem, Chimera, where Bellerephon on Pegasus slayed the beast. Hope you're well Robert. Tom
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Date: 4/26/2021 12:28:00 PM
Thank you my friend. You wonderful poem, Chimera was indeed a truly great new poem - one that speaks so very well of your talents and inspiration found in the great mythological tale. As such has so inspired its millions and millions of avid readers and poets for centuries! God bless....
Date: 4/25/2021 4:15:00 PM
Robert, I enjoyed reading this blog with all of your information. I always thought that Homer used poetic license to embellish his imagery making it more colorful, but then what poet doesn't do that. I love your two poems. I actually got chills reading the second one "The Way of Victory". I hope you have it posted with your poems. It is deserving of the highest accolades in my humble opinion. You are a marvel my friend! Thank you very much for this post. Love and Blessings, Connie xx00
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Date: 4/25/2021 8:21:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Homer to me represents everything a true writer- true poet should be. And his historic creations are indeed a treasure trove of inspiration to many poets-- even those of this scientific , modern and busy world that we inhabit now. Truly a great deal can be learned from studying and being so inspired by reading Homer's splendid works! Yes thank you I do plan on posting both poems on my home page here soon. I know in the past with other blogs, I forget to do so. God bless.
Date: 4/25/2021 3:19:00 PM
Robert, cold & weary overcast Sunday here in Minnesota...spent the weekend foraging wild ramps tilted deep in neighboring Wisconsin Bluffs alongside the miles-wide section of Ole Miss called Lake Pepin (discovered the mother-lode!) then...such a comfortable delight to chilax & saunter thru your well laid out thesis & charging poetry! Thanks so much!
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Date: 4/26/2021 1:02:00 PM
Wild Ramps as far as the eye could see! Robert! on just one South-facing bluff, hidden from civilization!
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Date: 4/26/2021 12:53:00 PM
Sorry, I meant to ask in my previous post- - what was the --mother-lode???
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Date: 4/25/2021 8:15:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I trust that your nature walk, your foray into the wilderness brought its much desired pleasures and bountiful fruits. This blog was a bit long in its creation but I did finally get it done. God bless.

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10/16/2020 The Enlightenment Of A Once Lost Soul Sonnetart,deep,endurance,intros
10/13/2020 The Poet, The Pen, The Solemn Prayer, In Tribute To Edgar Allan Poe's, Lenore Rhymebeautiful,creation,dream,
10/12/2020 Halloween Tale, Poetic Dream Of Raven, Poe And I Narrativedark,dream,evil,halloween

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Fav Poems

MoUNTAIN DRoP Rhymedeath,depression,
The Perfect Painting Rhymeart,beauty,
Beauty Exposed Rhymelife,
Beautiful Day Free verseseasons,
Diamond in the Sky Sonnetstar,
What the Angels Whisper Free versegod,hope,youth,
Put Your Head on My Shoulder Light Versedance,romantic,
In One Fell Swoop Free verselost love,
A Shade From The Past Sonnetart,nostalgia,people,
I Am The Mighty Mountain Personificationearth,mountains,
Black Diamond Night Epicbody,death,history,lonely
The Ripping Free verseabuse,addiction,anger,ang
If Walls Could Speak Narrativefeelings,for him,joy,toge
Death Blows a Hollow Horn Sonnetdeath,
Spring on the Wind Rhymechange,nature,spring,
To a Despondent Friend Quatraindepression,
Written in a Graveyard Sonnetdeath,
Crying River Balladbeautiful,cry,deep,freedo
A Letter to Emily Dickinson Rhymepoetess,
Invitation Rhymelost love,
Stairway to the Stars Free versefarewell,kiss,
His Song and Mine I do not know?bird,life,poems,prison,,L
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
Colours in our lives Rhymebeauty,color,
Midnight Poet Free verseaddiction,character,devot
Amidst the Fallen Petals Free verselonging,love,
Echoes in the Stone Epicadventure,death,hero,hist
Daddy Free verseblue,dad,depression,fathe
A New Love Found Free verseinspirational,
Bobcat Moon Rhymeautumn,friendship,loss,mo
The tree of life Rhymeage,child,death,mystery,t
Autumn's Gown Rhymecolor,inspiration,
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
The Evil Eye Rhymeevil,
Kresge's Five And Dime Stores Rhymenostalgia,
A New Bird Rhymebirth,
Sunset Tableau Versepain,
In An Old Cathedral Rhymeloneliness,love,
Our little Haven Rhymecousin,fairy,fantasy,gree
The Clock it Mocks Free versebreak up,heartbroken,jeal
My Fallen Brother Rhymeangst,brother,history,los
When Love Found Me Rhymeblessing,love,
Starstruck in your deep Beauty Free versebeautiful,beauty,flower,l
Sweet Memories Rhymelost love,
Mist Song Rhymebeauty,music,nature,
Her Hidden Gem Rhymemother,voice,
Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
Oak Rhymetree,
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
Eyes of Blue Rhymefreedom,hero,memorial day
Intolerable Rhymeabuse,betrayal,racism,
I Walk on Water Free verseintrospection,life,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
The Blackberry and The Rose Personificationimagination
MY DAY IS COMING Rhymefriendship,journey,life,
Contest Consternation Free versecommunity,poetry,words,
Outside Looking In Rhymecharacter,community,histo
Strong Point Sonnetlove,
SOMETIMES Rhymeblessing,thanks,
O The Grieving Free versedeath,funeral,grief,
Star Gazer Free verseallegory,beauty,metaphor,
I Hate You All Light Versedark,death,philosophy,sad
Write you OUT Free versegoodbye,how i feel,
Holding a wilting red rose Versedeath,mother,mothers day,
THE LORDS SWEET MORNING Rhymemusic,nature,
Wild pure and free love Free versebeautiful,love,romance,
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Light Versesoldier,violence,war,
Conquer Rhymedepression,
Hey you Free verseanger,conflict,forgivenes
Letting Go Rhymeson,
Eccentricity In Love Sonnetlove,universe,
Heaven or Hell Free versedark,heaven,light,love,
Ragnarok: The Storm Epyllionweather,
Let the music play on Free versefirst love,music,
But I Must Stay Villanellesad,
Headache Free versefreedom,success,
Tie-Dyed Sky Blank versebeauty,imagery,love,roman
The Peephole that is the Moon Rhymefaith,god,heaven,hope,
Ancient Warrior Iambic Pentameterangst,culture,native amer
Rain over Vietnam Quaternrain,war,
Small Passerene Birds Rhymebeautiful,romantic,season
By Default Narrativechildhood,dad,death,famil
That Still Small Voice Quatraingod,prayer,relationship,
The Bleeding Sky Versehistory,patriotic,remembe
So She Broke your Heart Free verseanalogy,betrayal,hope,lov
Nature's Beauty Rhymebeauty,nature,
When Bubbles Dissipate Tankabeautiful,beauty,i love y
Deep in Nature Sonnetnature,
I tried to hide Rhymeabsence,africa,cheer up,c
You Hit When I was Low Rhymepain,
JE SUIS CHARLIE -- Afterthought Narrativecourage,death,dedication,
The Black Dragon Free versecorruption,courage,hope,w
Fragment Trioletlight
Aquarius Coupletimagery,water,
Blessed Be Balladeprincess,spring,symbolism
Breath of Love Rhymefaith,future,god,heart,ho
Fortitude Ye Old Hero Rhymedevotion,faith,strength,
Long Distance Dreamer Light Versebeautiful,i miss you,long
What is Love Sonnetlove,

Fav Poets

SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick United States Flag United States Read
Keith O.J. Hunt Canada Flag Canada Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Jake Ponce Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Vera Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Nehls United States Flag United States Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
lisa duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Gary Bateman Germany Flag Germany Read
liam mcdaid Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Gry Christensen United States Flag United States Read
arthur vaso Canada Flag Canada Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Roy Jerden United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Miss Sassy United States Flag United States Read
cherl dunn United States Flag United States Read
KP Nunez Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Peter Lewis Holmes Viet Nam Flag Viet Nam Read
David O'Haolin Whalen United States Flag United States Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Vladislav Raven United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Gail Foster United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Pandita Sanchez United States Flag United States Read
Danetta Barney United States Flag United States Read
Tom Quigley United States Flag United States Read
jill spagnola United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Avis Bailey United States Flag United States Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
Len Gasun Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Feli Elizab United States Flag United States Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Edlynn Nau United States Flag United States Read
Leslie Philibert Germany Flag Germany Read
Miraj Raha India Flag India Read
Sarai Virden United States Flag United States Read
C T United States Flag United States Read
Jessica Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Timothy Hicks United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Suzanne Delaney United States Flag United States Read
Joseph May United States Flag United States Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
Manmath Dalei India Flag India Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Red Fiery Singapore Flag Singapore Read
Brian Davey United States Flag United States Read
Keith Trestrail Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Read
Walter T. Ashe United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Anisha Dutta India Flag India Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Teddy Kimathi Kenya Flag Kenya Read
Julia Ward France Flag France Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Laura Leiser United States Flag United States Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Robert Stoner Jr United States Flag United States Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
michael tor United States Flag United States Read
Carol Eastman United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Bob Quigley United States Flag United States Read
Shadow Hamilton United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Robert Pettit United States Flag United States Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Janice Canerdy United States Flag United States Read
Judy Konos United States Flag United States Read
BL DEVNATH India Flag India Read
Susan Gentry United States Flag United States Read