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The Lost Ode

The Lost Ode

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I said I wasn’t going to post until after the 14th, but then I found something. I’ve been working hard on Olympia Heights: The Cult of Kronos, and I’ve come to the point in writing where I remember that I have to go back and write odes (those poems in between the chapters that tell the myths.) I’m excited about this book because there will be a change to the ode structure I’ve followed for three books– a justified, earned change.

In the editing process for the first two books, chapters were cut and condensed, and odes were lost. Of course, I was smart enough to save them. Two of them will serve me well in the fourth and final book. However, one ode will not fit, and so I’ve decided to share it here. It tells a story about Poseidon’s wife, Amphitrite. Here it is, the lost ode that will not make it into any of the Olympia Heights books, though I might recycle the title quote if I need it.
“Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.”
-Plato

i.

The blue waves crashed with violent ferocity,
dragging ships into the darkness of the sea,
but when the ocean saw fair Amphitrite,
all of the tides ceased.

The raging swells did settle in her presence,
and the Sea God quieted at her beauty.
He was determined to have her as his wife
–to have her tonight.

But his boldness frightened the beautiful girl.
She spooked like a mare and fled from his advance.
Poseidon searched across all of the ocean,
but could not find her.

He drafted the help of his ocean subjects,
an aquatic search party for the maiden.
Delphinus, the dolphin, found her in a cave
and befriended her.

The girl draped her arms over the dolphin’s neck
and let the finned beast carry her from the cave.
Delphinus swam with her to find Poseidon
to make her his bride.

poseidon-amphitrite-triton

 

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