Friday, May 18, 2007

The storm

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His thunderous voice cracked with anger, splashing across the sea from his mountain throne. Zeus’ ire had awakened again, doubtless caused by Hera’s tricky ways. As his voice rumbled, the skies bled into darkness, and rain poured forth with furious strength. It wasn’t the first time – nor would it be the last – that the mortals paid a price for his rage. As ships faltered in the tempestuous sea, people on land rushed for shelter. Only the Titans had faced harsher punishment in the face of Zeus’ wrath. Thankfully, it wasn’t long before a word or deed pleased the mighty Olympion, and Helios was granted favor to drive his chariot across the sky, bringing light and warmth to the Hellenes once again.

5 comments:

JennDZ said...

I just love your poetry, Mel!

Anonymous said...

Would you repeat that in English?

Zorba_the_Greek said...

Oh, yes, Zeus...I bet you had that 'stormy' inspiration at Mt.Olympos.

bryan-in-greece said...

And, by Jove, they certainly need some light and warmth bringing to them...

melusina said...

Thanks JennDZ, I'm glad you like it.

Anon, but English just doesn't sound as good for things like this!

Zorba, actually, I wasn't on Olympus, but a thunderstorm rolled into Thessaloniki and since we can see Olympus across the bay, it inspired me.

Bryan, today we sure do! I've been freezing all day!