13 August 2012

Magpie Tales 130: Athena Manifesto

Image by Francesca Woodman via Magpie Tales

Yeah, she's pretty
stepping off that half-shell
all the boys comin' to the yard

But I'm not her, see?
Botticelli painted me, too
and everyone stifled a yawn

I'll straighten this story
You won't forget my name
or the noise no you won't

blowing those trumpets
smashing prison shells
birthed anew away from help

Venus is a nice girl
but I am the new Athena Nike
Victory is my name


  1. nice ref to the botticelli pic of venus....break through those barriers....i am all for it....victory...and a name brand, means you get more money...ha

  2. You managed to be both interesting and clever with this pearl in a shell! :)

  3. Olympian in tone ... I like it!!!

  4. Strong and modern and very clever...

  5. You have created a very modern poem with ancient renderings, Irish Gumbo and you came out victorious! Fresh and fabulous. Thanks. =D

  6. I'm thinking Victory is going to be an excellent choice! Great read!

  7. " I love the smell of Napalm in the morning, smells like........Victory" - Colonel Kilgore

  8. Venus's rebellious sister? I like the victory reference too.

  9. Beautifully woven and extremely clever.

  10. @Kutamun: You have a choice, soldier. You either surf or fight :)


"Let your laws come undone
Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."

-'The Hair Song', by Black Mountain

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