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Author Name: PremiumLindaM 11 Comments
Date Added: March 11, 2013 10:03:09 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Mount Olympus
 
 
Mount Olympus  
 
 
 Some say it sits atop the highest mountain in Greece.
 Others maintain it is far above the clouds,
where there never stirs a breeze.
 
 
 Home to Zeus and other lessor gods.
 Court is held and fates decided.
 Hera his queen, votes with a definitive nod.
 
 
 On Zeus' gold embellished, black marble throne,
is perched is a golden eagle with ruby eyes,
 and on the seat, a purple ram's fleece is thrown.
 
 
 Ivory was used to fashion a throne for the queen.
 A full moon hangs above Queen Hera's head.
 Golden cuckoos and willow leaves make it a sight to be seen.
 
 
 Five more thrones line each side of the great hall.
One for each of the lessor gods,
 to number ten in all.
 
 
 From Mount Olympus, Zeus sends thunderbolts to shake the earth.
The magnitude of destruction can devastate,
 so a wise man treads lightly and gives Zeus a wide berth.    
 
              
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeJoshua M on November 14, 2013 03:07:26 AM Report
It's got a lovely meter to it, especially as exemplified in the opening and "Five thrones..." stanzas. Lovely piece, definitely a solid write. Further, I do quite like the flow of the idea with "Some say" all the way down to the "wide berth" as that part of the narration could really, and does in some ways, extend beyond itself to provide a deep commentary. Kudos.
Comment By: FreeN.M.Sodergran on October 3, 2013 03:30:59 PM Report
Excellent mastering of the mythic elements and attributes!  

Made me feel right at home ;)

Also, the poem's rhythm and rhyme flows flawlessly!

Dare I say: divine execution...?  
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on April 20, 2013 02:59:40 PM Report


How did I miss this? I love mythology .. this is just awesome to read!

YOu must do more like this!! There are so many stories of the epic past!

Comment By: FreeSteve on April 6, 2013 11:40:08 PM Report

Greek mythology
well done


Comment By: Premiumsammie bagley on March 16, 2013 04:14:11 AM Report
a excellent poem i fall in love with these mythology poems and i loved your line, five more thrones line each side of the great hall, one for each of the lesser gods to number 10 in all this is a great line
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on March 14, 2013 12:35:41 PM Report
You sure string them words together all purfy-like...May the gtods smile on ya, kid...len
Comment By: FreeDean on March 12, 2013 12:43:33 PM Report
An eloquent write for the elegant Mount Olympus. Lovely read, ~Dean 
Comment By: FreeBrian Dziokonski on March 12, 2013 10:00:28 AM Report
Very colorful and descriptive poem about that most ancient place, Brian
Comment By: FreeTomahawk on March 11, 2013 11:34:50 PM Report


I am a huge mythology fan, like Henry and the Greek gods and goddesses have always intrigued me. This is fine work, Linda, excellent imagery and story line.


 


Len

Comment By: PremiumBlake Hightdudis on March 11, 2013 12:07:11 PM Report


This is really good, loved reading since it entails my ancestory and history.


Comment By: FreeHenry M. on March 11, 2013 10:51:26 AM Report
Being a huge fan of mythology, I , of course love every word of this Linda! Great work on this.  Hugs,   Henry




 


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