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The Sixth Ode

  • by himath2009
  • | May 3, 2011
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In memory of Andreas Kalvos (1792-1869), poet and patriot.

Let those who feel
heavy the cupreous hand of fear
be under slavery;
freedom needs
virtue and mettle.

It (the myth conceals mind of truth)
gave winds to Ikaros
and even if he fell,
he who had wings and drowned,
sinking beneath the sea,

he fell from high
and died a free man.

Should you become a dishonourable fatling
of an oppressor,
consider horrible the grave.


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Comments


  • 3 years ago

    GeraldBuckley

    I am assuming that is a Greek poet. Am I right ?

  • 3 years ago

    GeraldBuckley

    I like the poetry. Strong yet elegant all the same.

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