shimon weinroth


Heritage


last night I dreamt
the parable of caves,
the hue and clamour
of battling shadows
Achilles and Hector
who by epic myth
grow with time,

Homer's hand
Paideis and Artes
of western culture
raise up an aristocracy
genetically endowed,
who need no truth and justuice
only acts of heroism,

heritage of Iliadic education,
praise sanguinity and violence

oh, Hesiod in your quest
for truth and justice
could you not have made
'Works and Days'
empathetic, attractive and spicy

I wonder how Aristotle kew
catharsis might undo

what is there in our psyche
that tempts and wishes
epics and tragedies
blood letting scenes

Submitted: Sunday, August 31, 2008

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