Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE ARGONAUTS (ARGONATUICA): THE MEETING, by APOLLONIUS RHODIUS



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
THE ARGONAUTS (ARGONATUICA): THE MEETING, by            
First Line: Wisely he spoke, a plan for both to accept
Last Line: To talk their fill, now that the wind was love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Apollonius Of Rhodes


WISELY he spoke, a plan for both to accept,
And even now Medea could not alter
Her mood for all her singing, and no song
Of those she tried to play with pleased her long,
But she would fail and falter;
And not among her maids her gaze she kept
At rest, but scanning every distant road
She turned her cheeks abroad,
With heart that broke each time she seemed to hear
A sound of wind or footfall running near.
But soon he showed before her waiting eyes
High striding, much like Sirius ascending
From Ocean: loveliest he, far-seen to rise,
But dismal ruin to the flocks impending.
So lovely to her sight came AEson's son.
But when she saw, he hurt her with desire,
The heart sank from her breast, a mist drew on
Over her eyes, her cheeks went hot as fire.
Too weak to move her knees forward or back,
She felt her feet rooted to earth; and now,
Her women drawing back from her, they two
Without a single sound, without a word,
Stood there like oaks or lofty firs that grow
Upon the mountain side and close together
Are quiet in calm weather.
Then the wind blows again and stirs the grove
Incessant whispering; so they two were stirred
To talk their fill, now that the wind was Love.





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net