‘Strength and Disgrace’ Strike 1/4: Transformations Poems (Book 9)

7 Nov

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 9

.Featuring:

Sadaf Fatima and Carol Robson

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Flip Side

by Sadaf Fatima

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The blood cloak you thought

Would incite romance,

Took Hercules away.

Remember, love isn’t just delight

It‘s also destruction.

It’s not just a beginning,

But can also be an end.

The ills may or may not

Lie with you,

Or the person you love,

But the rumors,

Real or false,

Bring you to a sad end.

But don’t despair,

As love comes without warning,

And even goes without a hint.

Don’t despair as you two,

Aren’t the only ones,

Fate’s the third to decide,

For a happily ever after,

Or an ever after,

Without each other.

Love that incites romance

Also burns it down.

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Love Transcends

(Iphis and Ianthe)

by Carol Robson

A raging fire burned
loves flames kindled
elicited by your beauty
innocence in despair
knowing this love
betrothed in ignorance
by a loving father
unaware of deceit
by a loving mother
accepting the truth
of the prophecy of Isis.

.
The Gods frowning
a Sapphic love
not yet countenanced
there should not be
girl with girl.
My desires
my beautiful Ianthe
that you be man
or even I
to consummate
to bring purity
for our love desires.

.
True love triumphs
above all foolishness
love is much more
than decreeing
the genders
of who has
madness to love
or to lie with
their desired bride.

.
Decreed by Isis
our troth fulfilled
I’m now man
rendered by Goddess
for satisfaction
of the Gods
and families.
Yet! my beautiful Ianthe
our love transcends
Gods, Goddess and Gender.

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©Carol Robson 2013

You can find more about Sadaf and Carol here:

Sadaf Fatima

http://lifepeopledreamsandme.blogspot.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/art_books_tea

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Carol Robson

http://carolrobson.com/

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