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  The Sleep of Endymion
by Keith Rowley
Saturday, September 22, 2007
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Thought I'd take a stab at a classical theme - hope it works. Endymion was cast into eternal sleep at the behest of the goddess Selene who wished him as her eternal lover.
And for you youngsters who don't know, 'quick' means alive. I'm quite fond of this one so I've provided an mp3 file you can listen to as well.

Click here, to download Endymion.mp3

The Sleep of Endymion



Sweet Endymion, sleep fast beneath the gilded night

And hasten to thine arms the dreadful goddess who thy plight

For love of thee did so contrive, thy life to blight


Sleep, sleep constrained by mighty Jove’s long spell

Not ever shall thou hear the sombre tolling of death’s ghastly, leaden bell

Or see the face of he who would thee summon in thy time to heaven or hell


All wrapped in filigree of Titan’s beauteous silver child

Amid the world of shadows must thou walk, caressed by thoughts of fury wild

Never more to wake, to laugh or love, or be reviled


Endymion! Endymion! Deep in the chasm of thy sleep, undying ‘mid the sanctuary of great Selene’s keep

Cast out from the world wherein thy daughters weep

Eternal wanderer in the land of sleep


In stasis ‘tween the houses of the quick and dead

Time itself looks long at thee in pity and in dread

And weeps, for never can he lead thee to thy final bed








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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 12/15/2008
Hello Keith~!

A phenomenal penning . . . !!

Always the Best,

Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/2/2008
Such profound and deep writing, but I like it. It takes a lot of imagination to write like you do. I too prefer the dawn to the night. Don't like the nights at all, they are so long and me being alone is not well liked at all. **********
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/28/2007
Truly exquisite. This was a pleasure to read Keith.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 9/24/2007
"Though they go mad, they shall be sane; though they sink through the seas they shall rise again; though lovers be lost, love shall not... and death shall have no Endymion"... :)) Think you and darling Dylan go well, together, Keith! Your stab at the classical has quickened an elivening piece. Very convicing tone, metre and diction. TY Kate x
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