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  Hekate's Love - Sonnet
by Peter J. Oszmann
Saturday, June 02, 2007
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An allegorical poem, cloaked in Greek Mythology.






Stole fire from heavens, punished by Zeus,

Chained to a rock, eagle tearing his liver,

Oh, the agony of Prometheus…

Who'd bring relief, mercy to deliver?


Is there a woman, a Goddess from heaven,

With soothing kiss to ease the cruel pain,

Flying on winged ship over the seven

Seas, swiftly to unlock the heavy chain?


Hekate's selfless love will save the man…

Two torches in her hands, smile on her face,

Softly approaching, with un-breached hymen,

Ready for an ecstatic, hot embrace…


Promise of rapture whispers in her breath…

Mystery of night… sweet relief of death…



© P. J. Oszmann (2004) [Reworked from an unfinished sketch in Hungarian of ca. 1950]

Illustration: Greek Vase Painting, depicting Herakles (Hercules) holding Cerberus on chain and Hekate holding two torches.





Hekate, a mysterious divinity, variously described as goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, the moon, ghosts and necromancy, light-bringer, guardian of cross-roads, etc. (Her epithets are many)


To the best of my knowledge there is no written reference in Greek mythology connecting Hekate to Prometheus. Applying poetic licence I used the tenuous connection of one of Hekate's role as "light-bringer" (Phosphorus), with Prometheus's role of bringing fire from the hearth of Gods to Humans. The poem is allegorical; interpret it the way you wish.



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Reviewed by Keith Rowley 10/15/2007
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 6/24/2007

I have enjoyed the reading of this magnificent composition.
"Hekate's Love - Sonnet" is a literary bouquet of orchids.

I salute You, Poet.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/4/2007

An excellent verse in sonnet form: well done!

(((HUGS))), love and prayer, Karla.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/2/2007
As usual, Peter; you write from a pulpit of knowledge and you share it. That's wonderful. Thank you. Much appreciated. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/2/2007
Time for a cold shower...;) e
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