12 Degrees & Skiving

what began as year-long challenge has become perpetual until further notice

Tag Archives: Greek myth

NaPoWriMo • 1 April • The Map / La Mappa

it can be an odd elixir to follow sorrow’s little map all the way, full-sailed coloured-in assumptions, pencilled relativity; the child dialogue of legend an ancient watercourse heard through the … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fishing in the Styx

We went fishing in the Styx just handlines homemade lures they say to speak by these shores is to stay forever – but we weren’t talking then anyway we were … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Sybil of Cumae

All of this: faded night joists pouting gouts of cyan greet Sol as he ignites dawn, magnified through my glass. A gunmetal sky silver sidelong slip of birdwing in and … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

artemis IV

long unchaste two children afoot i know the arrow in your tongue the terse blush when eyes brush naked throat and lower to where the huntress breathes still

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

artemis II

they say in surprise she spelled him into the stag eviscerated by his well-slept hounds but slowglowing premeditated she kept gods waiting dangled his fate in the river from her toe … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

artemis I

he first came upon her at the river on a day he tracked alone, snaring songbirds for supper, his hounds at rest upstream in willowshade the applause of water drowned out … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

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