Sunday, December 12, 2010

Dawn Flush

Outside the curtained window dawn flushes pink.
The fan turns slowly.
I luxuriate in the cool of the day.


Trojan Horses nowadays are simply just a feature
Of internet complexity, not a gigantic creature
Like this great horse that we see here, which certainly is no toy!
Yet I have to admit there never was a flesh-and-blood horse of Troy.
Paris of Troy stole Helen from Menelaus, the Spartan King,
Who then waged war to get her back, for she was a lovely thing.
For ten years Menelaus sought to pillage and destroy
The mighty city where Paris lived, which we now know as Troy.
At last he seemed to lose the will to fight to the bitter end,
The Trojans were too successful in their efforts to defend.
The attacking army then withdrew, for they were a true spent force,
But they left behind an edifice in the shape of a mighty horse.
This horse was sacred to Trojans, for it was made from the cornel tree,
So the horse Menelaus left behind was a wonder for all to see. 
And he left an inscription which clearly said 'With this horse we now give thanks'
And then the army retreated, officers and all ranks.
The Trojans were delighted that the War had now been won,
They had seen the Spartans wilting, they had seen the Spartans run.
Now here was a mighty offering which they could all enjoy.
So they dragged and pulled the Trojan Horse inside the gates of Troy.
But the horse was full of soldiers! This the Trojans didn't know,
Though they found it very heavy and their progress very slow.
At last they had it safely inside the city walls,
And it is now Menelaus wins and the Trojan's city falls!
For the soldiers leapt out of the Trojan Horse, and the army then returned,
And the city of Troy was pillaged and ruined and wrecked and burned.
So next time you find a Trojan Horse has infiltrated your disk,
Remember, if you let it in you were taking quite a rlsk!


Sylvia K said...

Ooooh! Nice pink one! And, of course, I love the Trojan horse! Great post for the day as always, Brenda!


Beverley Baird said...

A lovely soft shadow! I have always loved the story of the Trojan horse. Great writing as usual!

Margaret Gosden said...

Only at dawn could one get a pink like that! Sounds as though it is quite warm there now, whereas here it
is freezing!

Cassie said...

Wow, what a clever poem. I always wonder how those trojan horse bugs make it to computers. Scary stuff. The fan ShadowSHot is stark and sharp!!

Hey Harriet said...

What a sweet shade of pink and subtle shadow. A lovely combination! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Lovely soft shadows from the fan blades! Adore the story of the wooden horse and the fall of Troy! Beuaitfully captured in poetry!

Margaret said...

The Dawn flush is beautiful.

Caty said...

I've always loved the story of "Helen of Troy" nice take on it :)

Photography said...

Love the fan shot so different!! Pop over if you get a minute :-)

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