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Epithet's aren't All Bad

Story ID:6446
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA. USA
Year:2009
Person:Long Legged Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Epithet's aren't All Bad

Epithet's aren't All Bad

Epithets Aren’t All Bad

Miss Bradford's Eng. Lit. class
When I was in JC
One of our lessons
Was to study “Homer’s Odyssey.”

One of these Greek epithets was
“Fair Ankled Ino”
She was my favorite Greek Gal
Doncha know

“Rosy fingered dawn”
An epithet, you say
What a great description
When Odysseus spoke of the new day

He also called the sunrise
“Golden throned dawn”
With each new sunrise
He could venture on.

But here in Hemet
Eon’s away from Homer’s Odyssey
We have rosy fingered dawn
Almost every day.

If you’re an early riser
Outside you’re bound to see
A “Golden Throned Dawn”
As described in Homer’s Odyssey.

Monte L. Manka 10-23-10