Walkin on Air

Ode to Pegasus on Mount Helicon

ODE TO PEGASUS
09-10.06.1990 (REVISED 15.08.2000)


HOW SO PEGASUS DEAR:
IS YOUTH NOT ASHAMED TO SIN
OR TO REPEAT THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS?
SENSUALISTS ADHERE
TO SURGES OF ADRENALIN
AND LUST ORCHESTRATES REPRESSION…

REPENTANCE'S SANITY
ESTEEMED WORTHY AS WISDOM
IS CONSIDERED ANATHEMA;
YOU KNOW THE KIND, WHERE IS IT FROM
IN THIS WORLD'S ENIGMA?

PYTHAGORAS
VIEWED LIFE AS MINUS AND PLUS
TRANSFIXED BY REINCARNATION:
ANGLES AND LINES,
CIRCLES AND DOTS…
ARYAN HERESY PLOTS:
FABLED SPIRIT TRANSMIGRATION
ENSLAVING WITH PROMETHEUS' CHAIN
AS THIEVES OF DEVOTION'S FLAME,
IGNORING
ABEL'S PLEA TO CAIN:
'PLEASE,
MY BROTHER, PLEASE!
MURDER ME NOT IN GOD'S NAME…'
LOVE
DROWNED IN ACHERON'S WATERS,
SPREADEAGLED
ON IXION'S WHEEL:
VULTURES ENLIST AS SUPPORTERS
OF SOCIALIST IDOLATRY,
LIKE STARVING PIGS SQUEAL
IN DELIGHT OF DEMOCRACY;
HOLOGRAPHIC FANTASY
ONE MUST NOW REFUTE OR ACCEPT,
ATOMIC INTELLIGENCE COMPUTOR
PROVES ADEPT
AT DESTROYING FAITH HIGHLY PRICED
WITH LIES OF ANTICHRIST!

PATRIARCHS? OLIGARCHS?
WHAT IS DIVINE MANDATE TO RULE?
WASN'T JESUS HEAVENSENT?
BIRTH TO DEATH: LIFE EMBARKS
ENTROPY'S ROAD GOING TO SCHOOL
TO LEARN ONE'S OWN TRUE SELFINTENT…

GLADLY MORPHEUS LENDS
HIPPOCRENE OPIATED TEARS
BETTER TO SEE EUPHROSYNE'S VIEW;
MEDEA'S POTION BLENDS
AND ILLUSION'S NECTAR APPEARS:
ATLANTA'S APPLE TOUGH TO CHEW.

WAS PLATO'S
SCHIZOPHRENIC SYMPOSIUM
MERELY
TACTICAL DECORUM
OBFUSCATING
THE RISE OF MATRIARCHY,
PERHAPS
TO JUSTIFY INORDINATE SEXUALITY?
FEMALE DUAL REASONING
AS PARADOX OF EARTHLY BEING
DESTROYS MACHO LOGIC:
EVE'S TRAGIC
GENIUS OF CIRCUMVENTION
DENIED ADAM TO DEFY HER,
SHE BECAME
AN ENTICING LIAR
BEYOND
HER OWN COMPREHENSION…

MELANCHOLY PELOPS!
HELEN'S LOVETRACK SWITCHED TO PARIS:
VENGEFUL ENVY STEALS PEACEFUL DREAMS,
TRAVESTY DEVELOPS
COUNTERFEITING THAT WHICH FAIR IS;
HUMANKIND LOST IN HORROR SCREAMS.

WHEN DEITY'S FICKLE
HOPE LIKE TOSSING WAVES FROTHES WITH SCUM;
THEOLOGIC DOUBLEDEALING:
ORPHEUS' SHARP SICLE
HAS SET A RIGID RULE OF THUMB
MAKING RELIGION APPEALING.

LYCIAN FROGS
CROAKING IN MYTHOLOGY'S BOGS
AWAITING KISSES FROM MOTHER LATONA'S DAUGHTER
SAT FOR CENTURIES IDLE,
WHILE THEMIS TAUGHT HER
INFANTS TO SACRIFICE
AS FUEL FOR EMPIRES!
PRETENDING TO BE GOOD
HERCULES
SLAYS SPOUSE AND BROOD:
GORY TALES OF VAIN DESIRES,
BURNING CHILDREN'S CRIES
DROWNED IN CLANGING OF CYMBALS,
A SODOMITE MOLOCH NOTHING DENIES,
FOR PEACE WARMACHINES
INTO PERDITION PULLS…

IT'S BEEN SAID SATURN STROVE
EARTH TO RULE YET, FAILED HIS OWN HOUSE:
COULD NOT CONTROL HIS WANTON SONS;
DETHRONED WAS BY JOVE,
WHOSE LONG STRONG PASSIONS WOULD AROUSE
ECSTASY 'MONG EARTH'S FAITHLESS ONES.

CERBERUS' RABID SNARLS
BULLYING SHEEP AND HEARDING GOATS
WITH TUNES OF PAN'S FLUTE HARMONIZE,
ENTRAPING LUSTY CARLES
FORCING CURSES FROM MANY THROATS
AS DEAD FLESH FAILS TO APPETIZE.

ALPHEUS ARETHUSA:
FOUNTAIN SWEET OF LOVERS UNITED
WHO STRIVE OLYMPUS TO CONQUER
ONLY TO BECOME DIVIDED;
POOR HYACINTHUS, INNOCENT LAD,
REGRETTABLE STATISTIC FATALITY
WHO'S GRAVE NURTURES FLOWERS
COPIOUSLY SOAKED BY WEEPING SHOWERS,
GREAT APOLLO ENCOUNTERED WITH FINALITY
IN SHROUDS OF INSANE MUSIC CLAD;
OR CONSIDER HOW,
CONCEALED IN JEALOUSY'S VESTIBULE
MIGHTY VULCAN
ENRAGED BY REDICULE,
VENUS HIS WIFE AND MARS
WITH SOME CYCLOPS TRAPPED IN BED
MAKING LOVE TO EACH OTHER INSTEAD
OF REGARDING HIS FARCE.

ADONIS SHOULD HAVE KNOWN
HIS PEARLS NOT TO CAST BEFORE SWINE
AND RIGHT NEARLY LOST HIS MARBLES;
WORLDHISTORY HAS SHOWN
OVEREFFECTS OF BACCHUS' WINE
END IN SHAME AND EMPTY GARBLES.

LEMURS AND LARS COMPETE
TO OPRESS HUMANITY'S MIND,
LUSTING TO ONCE AGAIN AFRESH
CONTROL OUR HANDS AND FEET,
POSSESS OUR HEARTS, OUR SPIRITS BIND
FOR TO WALLOW IN BLOOD AND FLESH.

MEAD OF IMMORTALS QUAFF!
EVER IS THERE ENNOUGH,
OR CATCH MEDUSA'S EYE
AND GET STONED;
IS ATROPO'S SIGHT INVALID?
TYPHON, WHO HAS TELEPHONED?
OREAD'S DWELLING IS SQUALID,
AURORA AND CEPHALOUS ARE PLACID
AND CASSIOPEIA IS A BORE;
HEBE, WE THIRST! HEBE, BRING MORE!
STRIKE A LYDIAN NOTE:
CASTOR WATCHES POLLUX DANCE,
VESTA BRINGS ON HER SOILED DOVE
WHILE NEVER GIVING GORGON A CHANCE
IN HER LINE OF SIGHT TO MOVE;
CLASSIC FABLES OFFER
IGNORANCE'S SEALED COFFER
TO UNLOCK:
HEADY BOTTOMLESS PRATTLE
FOR THOUGHTLESS STUPID CATTLE;
NOT FOR NOTHING DID JESUS WEEP
HIS SAINTS ALL THE WHILE
CALLING HIS SHEEP;
THOSE WHO SWIM THE RIVER STYX
ON FLATTERY'S MIASMIC FLATULENCE FLOAT,
DIRCE CHASE IN CHARON'S BOAT;
STROLLING ROME'S CHILLED, COOL COLONADES
OR BASKING ON ATHENS' BALUSTRADES
THEY DREAM GREEK ROMANCE:
FROM LATE NIGHT THEY TO EARLY MORN
SWILL THE AMBER JOHN BARLEYCORN,
THINK TO CATCH THE RAINBOW
AND SLEEP PERHAPS BENEATH A SYCAMORE;
LAZING TO WATCH GOOD GRAIN GROW
CARING NOT A WHIT FOR WHAT'S IN STORE,
CAVORTING LATE IN LIFE'S AFTERNOON
FALLEN SOULS PLAY PHILOSOPHER:
BUT TIME IS UP FAR TOO SOON
AND WHAT THEY FEAR IS OH SO NEAR,
SO NEAR, SO NEAR, SO NEAR…

HORNED DREAMS OF IVORY:
DID ACHILLES SHIELD PROTECT HIM?
SLAVES, NOT AMPHION BUILD CITIES.
TEREUS' ALLEGORY:
DID REAL LIFE CRUELLY SELECT HIM?
CUPID'S GOLD TURNED LEAD ENVIES…

NARCISSUS' REFLECTION
BY AEOLUS' BREATH IS DISTURBED,
HERMAPHRODITE IS SELFCONTAINED;
PRIAPUS' ERRECTION
LEAVES MANY AN OLD PRUDE PERTURBED
AS IF NAUGHT OF THEIR HOPES REMAINED.

GOLDEN SHOWERS FOR DANAE
IMPULSIVE MINERVA WROUGHT,
ENVIOUS LADY EUROPA
BETWEEN MOSHECH AND MEMPHIS
GOT CAUGHT,
TURNED TO JULIAN'S HOUSE IN DESPERATION:
FATAL ABERRATION
WHILE DIANA
AGAINST SAINT PAUL AND JESUS SCHEEMED
SO NOTHING WAS AS IT SEEMED;
SHOULD WOMEN LIVE
AS HOLY MEN'S SHADOWS?
SHOULD THEY LOVE OR HATE, CARESS OR PLAGUE?
BOWSTRINGTWANGS
WARN OF FLYING ARROWS
IN SPITE OF IMPAIRED VISION OPAQUE;
AS FLOWERS
BEFORE THEY WILT MUST ATTRACT
GRAVEYARDSISTERHOODS
PLY THEIR MOST ANCIENT TRADE:
SAVAGE MATRIARCHS OBSESSED WITH PAIN,
EXISTING ON THE EDGE
OF A RAZOR'S BLADE:
IS FICTION FACT,
IS LOSS GAIN?
WHAT CAN TRUE VITUE UNDO:
VAPID ZEAL OR SEXAPPEAL?
WHO DARES WITH BEN JOHNSON SAY,
"WRITE THEN ON ABORTION'S WOMB:
OF THE NOT BORN WHO BURRIED LAY,
HERE'S THE TOMB!"

MY DEAR, DEAR PEGASUS!
THIS SHARING OF DIRTY LAUNDRY
IN PRAISE OF BORROWED ACHIEVEMENTS
DELUDE MOST: WE HAVE THUS
CAST THE MOULD FOR IDOLS' FOUNDRY
IMPOSING ON LOVE BERIEVEMENTS…

HYMEN MUST BE BROKEN
DEEP MYSTERY TO PENNETRATE
OF EROS' ADDICTIVE POWERS;
GOD'S PROPHETS HAVE SPOKEN:
AGAPÉ MUST COMMUNICATE
FELLOWSHIP TO HUMAN BOWERS!

IN EVERY SAINT HOMEWARDBOUND
FROM DESOLATION'S HAWTHORNHEDGE
FOOLISH THOUGHT
SHOULD NOT BE FOUND
TO BOLSTER LAWBORN MOSAIC WEDGE:
JESUS' BLOODFOUNTAINFLOW
GUILTSTAINED SOULS LIKE MOUNTAINSNOW
CLEANSES FOR POSTERITY
WITH MERCIFUL SEVERITY
AND ABSOLVES
FROM VAIN PRESCRIPTION INVALID:
SELFISH THOUGHT TO SAVE THE SOUL
(THOUGH IT NEVER DID,
RATHER INSTEAD SALVATION STOLE
EMPLOYING FANTASY ROMANTIC
AS MYTHOLOGY PEDANTIC);
SAINTS MAY BE WINEBIBBERS
AT TIMES
FOR STOMACH'S SAKE,
BUT SURELY NEVER DAYTRIPPERS
CELEBRATING
ENVY'S BITTER GALL,
COVETING AND DEFILING ALL;
WHO HAS MUCH FORGIVEN
LOVES MUCH,
NEVER NEEDING RELIGION'S CRUTCH…
DARE WE LOVE OUR ENEMY
EMERGE WE FROM OBSCURITY
GOD'S HIGHEST LOVE TO ATTEND:
LAYING DOWN OUR LIFE FOR A FRIEND.




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