Mythology Poems

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Theseus and Ariadne
by Edward Robeson Taylor

Within the labyrinth's depths the Minotaur,
Slain by the sword she gave, lay stark and dead,
And with his finger following her thread
He issued forth to see the heavens once more.
Then Theseus swiftly from the hated shore
With Ariadne on his bosom fled,
Still hearing, as toward Naxos on they sped,
King Minos' cries above the ocean's roar.
Deep-nested in love's softest down they lay
When she to him: 'Through me alone thy way

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Like the very gods in my sight is he
by Sappho

Like the very gods in my sight is he who
sits where he can look in your eyes, who listens
close to you, to hear the soft voice, its sweetness
murmur in love and

laughter, all for him. But it breaks my spirit;
underneath my breast all the heart is shaken.
Let me only glance where you are, the voice dies,
I can say nothing,


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Hymn to Apollo
by Callimachus

What force, what sudden impulse thus can make
The laurel-branch, and all the temple shake!
Depart ye souls profane; hence, hence! O fly
Far from this holy place! Apollo's nigh;
He knocks with gentle foot; The Delian palm
Submissive bends, and breathes a sweeter balm:
Soft swans, high hov'ring catch the auspicious sign,
Wave their white wings, and pour their notes divine.
Ye bolts fly back; ye brazen doors expand,
Leap from your hinges, Phoebus is at hand.

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Agua y Rocío
by Aurelia Lucina with Kitten and Teddy

Seda y rosas en el camino,
corazón vacío de pena y sentido,
me llevan la corriente y el rocío.

Me voy al mar,
con mis dolores y penas,
con una sonrisa en la cara,
y alegría en la mano,
libre al fin de las esposas del “en vano”.


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Pheidippides
by Robert Browning

First I salute this soil of the blessed, river and rock!
Gods of my birthplace, dæmons and heroes, honour to all!
Then I name thee, claim thee for our patron, co-equal in praise
Ay, with Zeus the Defender, with Her of the ægis and spear!
Also, ye of the bow and the buskin, praised be your peer,
Now, henceforth, and forever,—O latest to whom I upraise
Hand and heart and voice! For Athens, leave pasture and flock!
Present to help, potent to save, Pan—patron I call!

Archons of Athens, topped by the tettix, see, I return!

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Recent Mythology Poems
the river sticks
by Grace McDonough

Eternal nothing would be a gift
Why do i spend this time fearing it
It could be a welcomed feeling
I’d let it in
And brush its cheek
Let it enter me--
Bear it.

The river will guide me down
To the hell

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Cupid's Roundelay
by Sameen Shakya

The God of love grew sick searching
For his muse, sad to be lurking
While his subjects got to loving
He sat sordid overthinking
Curse the powers that be for linking
His job with what he was missing

While his subjects got to loving
He sat sordid overthinking
Love to the humans bestowing

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Aphrodite
by Tammy Darby

It is said in the ancient text she was conceived in murder
When the Titan Cronus drew his father Uranus’s blood, dead, he forever be
The wife of a dark Vulcan Hephaestus, mother to the cherub of love
Legends say she rose from Poseidon’s emerald seas.
From salty heather foam in the waters of Pathos,
That lap the white shores of the isle of Cyprus did she rise
Though Homer on this fact would disagree

Striking jealousy in the hearts of the haughty gods
And filling Adonis eyes according to Greek lore

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Medusa
by Tammy Darby

Among the Gorgons that counted three
Touched by comeliness being mortal only she
Beauty that in awe of the universe bowed down
Her glorious sumptuous hair a glowing grace
More exquisite than Aphrodite’s star-studded crown

Pursued and seduced by Poseidon was fair Medusa
The God of the jade seas and cerulean oceans deep
In the sacred temple of Athena
His unrelenting passion for her was consecrated

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Agua y Rocío
by Aurelia Lucina with Kitten and Teddy

Seda y rosas en el camino,
corazón vacío de pena y sentido,
me llevan la corriente y el rocío.

Me voy al mar,
con mis dolores y penas,
con una sonrisa en la cara,
y alegría en la mano,
libre al fin de las esposas del “en vano”.


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Popular Famous Poets about Mythology
  •  Callimachus
    Callimachus (2 poems about Mythology)
    310/305 BC / Cyrene, Ancient Libya
  • Edward Robeson Taylor
    Edward Robeson Taylor (2 poems about Mythology)
    1838 - 1923 / Springfield, Illinois
  • Paul Fort
    Paul Fort (1 poems about Mythology)
    1872 - 1960 / Reims, Marne département, France
  • John Godfrey Saxe
    John Godfrey Saxe (1 poems about Mythology)
    1816-1887 / the United States
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  • kat kat
    kat kat (4 poems about Mythology)
  • Sameen Shakya
    Sameen Shakya (1 poems about Mythology)
    March 19th, 1996 - St Cloud