Treasure Island

Cretan Maineiac

(April 29,1961 / Lewiston, ME USA)

.Hephaestus


(Inspired by 'The God of Impertinence' by Sten Nadolny)

How that fire warms, forged
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  • Ewigi Liebe (1/9/2008 8:27:00 AM)

    There has always been a need for heroes in society, perhaps now
    as
    never before to
    balance the general worship of technology. A hero, according to German author Sten
    Nadolny, is
    an
    ill-fated individuai with character,
    -
    'ein Pechvogel mit Charakter'
    -
    and
    one of Nadolny's many
    aims
    in his novels is to fül this deficit. But Nadolny recognizes
    that in this multifarious world, one hero will not do.in Greek mythology, is the Olympian god of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of shepherds and cowherds, of orators and wit, of literature and poets, of athletics, of weights and measures and invention and commerce in general, and of the cunning of thieves and liars.[1] The Homeric hymn to Hermes invokes him as the one

    'of many shifts, blandly cunning, a robber, a cattle driver, a bringer of dreams, a watcher by night, a thief at the gates, one who was soon to show forth wonderful deeds among the deathless gods.'My Husband like science fiction..and I know Sten..cause he has all book of him..nice one thou...thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (1/8/2008 10:38:00 PM)

    I have not read the book on which this poem is based, but its title 'the God of Impertinence' would suggest something of parody - Hephaestus in the twenty first century perhaps? Your poem is certainly intriguing. A fascinating collection of ages, images, and ideas involving the metallic and the fiery and the outrageous. A confronting poem. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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