Thursday, April 07, 2016

Day 7 - Hephaestus’ Waste

Image source: By Guillaume Coustou the Younger - Jastrow (2006), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1024947

Hephaestus’ Waste

Hephaestus strained,
stumbled on lame foot
while smithing
warhammers for
warring gods,
blowing bellows
into the kiln,
spark begetting
cosmic inferno,
fusing hydrogen
into helium-ash,
photons flying
in all directions,
consumed by flora,
discarding oxygen
inhaled by man,
exhaled into
a poem.




8 comments:

  1. Great mythology - much better smithing words than weapons though.

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  2. Wonderful imagery! Galactic mythology into a breathed poem through the flower.

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  3. I admire the myth weaving with poetic fire ~ Love the result of the words on the page Barry ~

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  4. Hephaestus was truly an interesting part of mythology. Love what you have done with him here.

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  5. A good poem for me to read today.

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