Midas To Bacchus – for Right2Write Prompt 10 – Bacchus and Midas

Bacchus and Midas, Nicolas Poussin

Bacchus and Midas, Nicolas Poussin

Let us weigh the balance, you and I
My fingertips flow gold and yours flow wine
I’m earthly rulership and you divine
Let us weigh the balance, you and I

Grant for me a moment free from gold
For I would drink with you here without gain
Your sweet elixir blotting out my pain
Grant for me a moment free from gold

Then I will weave you riches of the world
Your revelry and play hasΒ needs and price
So here from one so fallen take advice
Then I will weave you riches of the world

Dare I blame you yet for how I fell?
Intoxicated once I made a vow
For riches true, but see this beggar now
Dare I blame you yet for how I fell?

Let us weigh the balance, you and I
My greed was my addiction, not your wine
And all the loss and blame here must be mine
Let us weigh the balance, you and I

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

For Right2Write Prompt 10: Bacchus and Midas, at http://howanxious.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/right2write-prompt-10-bacchus-and-midas/

Who can resist a prompt with a mythical theme???? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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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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8 Responses to Midas To Bacchus – for Right2Write Prompt 10 – Bacchus and Midas

  1. Brian Hughes says:

    My god, those are ugly children in that painting.

  2. howanxious says:

    Ah… amazing writing. A wonderful tale created… inspired by the mythological story of Midas’ golden touch. I loved it.
    We do tend to blame others for our mistakes… but wisdom is in accepting our own guilt.
    Thanks a lot for participating. πŸ™‚

  3. brandyeli says:

    I love this “Dare I blame you yet for how I fell?” It takes it home for me at the end. Tying it up and twisting it so that for me the beginning has a new meaning. It must. Thank you.

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