Dionysus & Ariadne

Thus, legend can but worlds apart be put,
to best intention feel the grip beyond.
the hold and squeeze between the wine afoot,
as thou hath done an age shall thine respond.
It pours the heart of detail to the fold, 5
that once too soon untouched be often heard;
who'd harken it from source as slightly stirred.


This sour informant, this debate to both,
believed as the deliverer of springs;
who therefore lets imagined them betroth, 10
amongst aupsicious gripes the grape it brings.
Stature turns the wine as nearer still
to whom the water was a vibrant thrill.


Hence, thou wonder woos who would to mention
slight, for faithful good to whom once were; 15
if thou have slurred it frenzies some attention
might it be that eyes show such a blur?
and yet too coy do lips too soon compress;
sweet grapes Divine indemnity's confess.


With those it chose to cloister such an arch, 20
in brevity, a glance to quench one's wrath
discloses much stores brief entrancing march
along some grand surmise or bridal path.
Who glimmered first prepared the subtle glaze,
of one approach to whom it 'twould amaze! 25


O! Theseus bravest martyr of command;
to whom hast since retained the sleep of Gods.
Hast stirred almighty wine from this demand
far gracious, whom devouts such love at odds
Hast chosen Ariadne's place equipped, 30
almost every order seen as worshipped.


If wine were the consumptions soon as bold,
reduced to this fine state of wonderment.
Since Naxos 'twas the region's host for gold
enlighten me why don't you, swathe consent? 35
the night of sorrow shed for parti pris,
with otherwise relentness thoughts on these.


'twas met by Ariadne's avidness,
at that point loathed with tarnish during dusk.
Aromas far succeeding thy obsess 40
most certainly described purfumes of musk!
How life away from feasts the truth of war
has honoured it benevolence and more.


Beguiling though mistaken by default,
the name of Ariadne passed like wine. 45
Amongst the more discerning for assault
like witness-wise 'tid envy interwine.
Nimbly loose fastnets - full ye pull O moon;
Trade for trade do weary sails too soon.


How appetite hast tho' unleashed some slack; 50
towards the far preamble once 'twas met.
How lesser still sets stays some finer track,
to suit the gods their making me regret.
I somehow see some method to the wise
A calmer more assuring green despise. 55


You spoil yourself the muttering of sides,
one's period alone, hast long been said.
Between the state of darkness duly tides
shalt lead us soon tomorrow's stay instead.
A dutifully skulk amongst the thieves, 60
Of beauty so bestowed upon believes.


Equipped, are you the laurel to the vine,
evading ev'ry practice fearful host?
Amongst ye so immortal should a toast
to gods in all their glory, be divine? 66
Horizon, some true whereabouts I urge,
Be moved away from markers to emerge.


Sighting of Naxos

(attendant to Ariadne)

As swift do eyes of mournful turn of gaze
towards the now unfriendly spot behind. 70
To tease one, would concern be more of praise,
the loyalty you bring is somewhat blind.
'Tis firmly seen the sea now has surround
Unusual as thy sighting is, 'TIS FOUND!


Courageously, she looked around to face, 75
shaking, never quaking swerves duress;
the way whitewaters cease to find a trace
could there have been terrain pinpointed less?
It answered many future duly wrongs;
upon the freshly new swathed pull alongs! 80


And I know, Theseus, once my suitor,
shall smitten more directly than I know;
Than any grape god charm or even cuter,
Dangled thence for having in you grow.
Not really, though apart as any should, 85
consider it more pleasing sharing would!


Heroic can the legions so rely!
abandoned after helplessness befalls,
the Minotaur its labyrinth so nigh,
attempts to sole remember it has walls! 90
A passing sage could pilfer words as wise,
to think me merely grand for second prize.


Though, enraged the Maenads had torn,
to shreds, the frenzy to which Orpheus
was blamed for nearing love as thus adorn 95
to gods who in their lifetime worshipped us.
How intertwined are we to share what use,
this said occasion has, chose too by Zeus.


Dionysus' homecoming deters you not,
to pardon, this his birthright over them 100
who in their rightful mind maintains the plot
to question the arrival of such men.
O No! It is Dionysus to whom,
this love can worship most not to assume!

by Titus Llewellyn

Comments (1)

Amazing! Beautiful cadence...10+