Tuesday, December 29, 2009

short fragment from Alcman of Sparta, (c. 600 B.C)

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Counterbalanced against the iron is the sweet lyre playing.
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3 comments:

thewarriorpoets said...

Juxtaposition. Poignant.

Ann T. said...

Dear Christopher,
Sometimes I wonder if the fragment is better than the poem. A reminder to say only enough.

I think of this one as about a stern kind of love. Those Greeks. They knew it all.

Ann T.

thewarriorpoets said...

I like the application to law enforcement and military situations also.