Prometheus

Deutsch: Prometheus (ca. 1900), Reinhold Begas...

Deutsch: Prometheus (ca. 1900), Reinhold Begas (Berlin) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Prometheus
Firegiver
Seekers’ friend
Sacrificial generosity
Humble us before
The altar of your gift

It is feels as though
I walked with the gods
Last evening
Seeing a fiery star
Fall to the ground
And a vulture rise
To clifftops above
To feast upon
Your life again

Oh Prometheus
What price your wisdom
On this terrible day
When godly jealousy
And pride
Destroys and then destroys again
Your life?

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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14 Responses to Prometheus

  1. ioniamartin says:

    OOH! The second stanza is amazing. Okay, the whole thing is amazing but the second stanza deserves a standing ovation and an encore!

  2. Brian Hughes says:

    That reminds me, I’ve got a bit of liver in the fridge. Might have a fry-up later.

  3. Amazing poem as always Sis huggggs

  4. brownstubs says:

    I wanna send you pencil drawings and see if you can make poetry out of it or if you can incorporate it to an existing piece. 🙂 I’d love to have Greek mythology for the theme.

  5. brownstubs says:

    I like this piece a lot.

  6. chaosordergnosis says:

    Hail satan?

    • Interesting question…that wasn’t the intent of the poem, it really was just the original myth itself. I would be interested in knowing more of why you read it that way. I can see an allegory to Gnosticism, if that was your point? I can certainly see the relationship of the Prometheus myth to that belief system. 🙂

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