‘The Seas that Ring the World’ Ring 4/5 : Transformations Poems (Book 2)

Artipeeps Poems Book II

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TRANSFORMATIONS

George Braque Metamorphoses

February 2013-March 2014

17 poets, 15 months, creating 1 contemporary reworking of Ovid’s Metamorphoses

See the Transformations Page for more details or the ‘Present Collaborations’ Tab

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 Poems Inspired by Book 2 

Featuring:

Lenka Monk and Rebecca Audra Smith

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Epitaph *

by Lenka Monk

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A child.

The most precious thing.

A treasured silver string of glass beads,

Wrapped tightly around one’s heart.

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Silent oaths taken.

Prepared to do anything and everything,

And guard it from twisted knots of evil.

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But they grow.

Time knocks them, roughens the edges.

With mind of their own,

Free to rebel.

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Confidence of youth.

No danger too great,

No boundaries or lengths

Exploring their fate.

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Heartfelt advice given,

Yet not heeded.

Burned to ashes in the stratosphere.

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The once rebellious spirit

Tamed to death.

Trampled on by hoofs of flame.

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No matter how firm the grip…

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