Put this Poem on a Pedestal


This poem is Poe
all salt, and
quake. For Thor’s sake,

give it a hammer,
a helmet, an
underworld, a
mountain. A fountain

of youth. The truth,
in the shape of
something golden,
or great.

But hurry.

This poem has wax
wings, and a plethora
of things
to say
before it


Written for Prompt Nights, over at A Dash of Sunny. Come play! 

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14 Responses to Put this Poem on a Pedestal

  1. This POE(m) is delicious. Your allusions are a wonderful dance. And I must say this again (I said it about another one of your poems), you do magic with structure, break, pauses… Yum!

  2. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Whistles!!! ❤ such a magical as well as musical quality to this poem 😀
    Beautifully written. Thank you so much for participating De 🙂

    Lots of love,

  3. Sumana Roy says:

    such a beauty would only come from your pen..you do make us pause and wonder..great PoeM…

  4. gillena says:

    Nailed it. Salt. Helmet.wax wings. Wow splendid write.
    Thanks for dropping by to read mine

    Much love…

  5. jEy says:

    Yes! *\o/*

  6. Rommy says:

    You put your references to perfect use here. I loved the ending reference to Icarus.

  7. Mama Zen says:

    I just love this to bits!

  8. I loved how your poem flowed from top to bottom. Loved the rhyming scheme. One of your bests. Loved it all.

  9. You weaved the myths into a golden fleece…. delicious

  10. Mary says:

    Love this one! You have made Poseidon live!

  11. Em says:

    “This poem is Poe
    -seidon” … That is the best line break!

    I adore this: “all salt, and
    quake. For Thor’s sake”

    “before it
    flames” … Ha ha ha. I know what you did here. 🙂

  12. Jae Rose says:

    The first (two) lines made me chuckle..this poem will never go down in flames..it will rise and rise again with everyone who reads and enjoys it so much

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