Radha Rani, II B.Com
· In every version of the myth
that I have ever seen,
despite all the other may-have beens.
Because he reached for the sky,
drunk on the beauty he saw
but in the joy of his flight
he failed to observe the fall.
· Honestly, what was Prometheus thinking
when he stole fire from the hearth,
did he know he’d soon have bleeding eyes,
to go with his bleeding heart?
And was Pandora really a fool?
they call it Pandora’s box,
but wasn’t she just an unwitting tool?
· I do not think that Hades,
deserves the hate he receives,
at the least, he honours the dead,
· I think that sometime,
I will visit the Garden of the Hespirides
and listen to the muses sing-
I will shoulder Atlas’ burden
and watch him unfurl his wings.
The world is not an easy burden to bear
but I believe that I will find it in me
to do the same.
to take deep, gulping breaths of air,
and hear the world echo with my name.
· Do not let them fool you,
The old goddesses were vicious.
But they’d stand by their chosen,
they could never be called capricious.