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Medusa - or - Leave that Woman with Hair Like Snakes!

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Corinne
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0 posted 02-17-2000 11:10 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne


Medusa

Within the realm of our powers,
we resolve to be in concert,
Iíll love you like no other,
turning faces towards the sun.

Seas that have swept us clean,
from that face of deepest sorrow,
no dream goddess of Gorgonís
this road could she have traveled.

Havenít we outgrown our pasts,
These suits no longer fitting,
or will you gaze upon her face,
and I  upon your statue?

Not until her blood was let,
did Pegasus learn to fly
letís soar upon our own wings
no reason to ever alight.

© 2000 Corinne Bailey

© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
devina
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1 posted 02-17-2000 11:19 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I LOVED that movie!!!!! This is a good message to get outta that bad relationship Corinne!!!! I thought this to be very cute girl!!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Toerag
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Poor Medusa, talk about bad hair days! But I can just imagine all those darting tongues?...And if she were a lesbian, all the girls would flock to her gorgeous head of hair....Nicely done Ms. Bailey
Parker
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Touchť, yes gotta avoid them black haired snakey women. I really loved this one Corinne....

And goddess Saga, in verse set forth
On Sleipnir's back to winters north
on Gungnirs tip, Huginn's corpse
a gift of homage, for Mimir's Vow
Heart in heart to face Ragnarok.

Mimir
  http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7152/GODS/frameset1.html



[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 02-17-2000).]
Michael
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4 posted 02-17-2000 03:11 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Great poem, Corinne.   I love the line about the suits not fitting anymore.  So much beneath the surface on this one.  Excellent work.


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Corinne
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5 posted 02-17-2000 04:08 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you, Parker, and I loved that site, btw.

K, Parker, I'll admit to looking some (ok, ALL) of these names up!  Saga, goddess of poetry (VBS), Sleipnir - the swift horse ridden by Odin.  Huginn - a raven of thought which sat upon Odin's shoulder and brought him news everyday of what was occuring in the world.  Gungnir - Odin's spear, obtained from the Dwarves by Loki for Odin.  Mimir - the god of wisdom and knowledge. He dwelt by the ash-tree Yggdrasil.  Ragnarok - the ultimate battle between good and evil from which a new order will come.  

Translation?: the goddess of poetry riding a swift horse to the cold north, but the man she seeks, a man of thought has fallen upon a sword. In a gift of honor, his heart she delivers to one true God as promised?

LOL

Made me work for this one, and I'm not sure I totally got it.  Thanks for this, I loved it!

And thank you, Michael,for the kind words!

Corinne

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Parker
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... the old black rum


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Corinne,

I had to edit my poem after evaluating you interpretation, I see the message was just off a bit. Tell me if this
comes across a little different, and
"on Gungnirs tip, Huginn's corpse"
is a more fickle reference.


Parker


[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 02-17-2000).]
 
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