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Ulisses enters into Ithaca


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Odysseus who walked in circles

in the sea and arrested the body

and its ears

to the mast of the ship

not gave its ears to the sirens

holding the helm under the waves

and with a bag of winds

in the swollen sails

to enters into Ithaca

where Penelope waits

for one life.


by J.T.Parreira

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Hi JT Parreira,


These images are wonderfully vivid and inspired:


"bag of winds, swollen sails"


In your poem one is not sure if Odysseus arrives back in time to save Penelope from the marriage she's being forced into. I sense an ambiguity here which gives the poem a dark tone and allows for different interpretations.






Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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What an wonderful piece Joao. This took us to the unforgotten Odyssey. This is written very well, the events are known and well known but the tone of your poem is wonderful and different.


Well done and nice to see you around



The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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