Skaldic scratchpad

An assortment of poems and other selected writings.

This site may or may not be updated in the future.

I got Butchered

A Midsummer Afternoon

God Shuffled his Feet

Epimetheus

Romancing the Reaper

Closure

The Vogon Poem

Vogon Haiku

Winter Scout 

Scream for me Washington

Ode to Epimetheus, the silent benevolent titan. It's loosely inspired by Lord Byron's (admittedly far superior) poem Prometheus.

Epimetheus

Titan! who wilfully did bear
A burden so heavy upon his chest
Not even the almighty Atlas would carry
Nor Ethon rend from the flesh;
What price your compassion?
The sad, lonely gaze of the blessed beast,
Or the slander of pitiless fools
Who slight your sacrifice, but not your sin.

Titan! to whom was given the strife
The sorrow, the pain and shame;
For what? to earn us the gift of hope
When you kept none for yourself but despair;
Tricked by the knave, betrayed by your kin,
And plagued for your silent sufferance,
With the bane of eternal hindsight.

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