Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dueling Poets of Aristophanes

Aristophanes 'The Birds'
Painting by Linda Sutton

Dueling Poets of Aristophanes

only a chorus
of frogs in
Hades could hold
the attention
of Athens

only a war
in Iraq could
divert attention away
while coffers
are emptied

only a dead
poet could hold
his tongue as
peace walks
off stage

Randolph Nesbitt

Posted over on Poets Against The War

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