We men burn our beauty before us

I was delighted this morning to stumble across a poem about Iphigenia by Eric Robert Nolan. The poem, Iphigenia’s Womb has been published in the Aphelion Webzine. The poem is written from Agamemnon’s POV, thinking back on Iphigenia’s sacrifice, but is also an allegory.

The male predilections
For conquest, competition
Lead us to construct vast horses
Of legerdemain, and besiege cities.

But the Gods’ dissatisfaction
Made our armada static.
All those still warships
Sat flatly on a windless sea.

So I sacrificed.

About Frank

A Sci-Fi & Fantasy author and lyrical poet with a mild obsession for vampires, succubi, goddesses and Supergirl.
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