1984 – George Orwell


He toys with the flames,

holds each match longer, longer.

Does he want to burn?



Who is this woman?

Naïf playing Rebel Barbie?

Or something deeper?



A cold feeling creeps

into my reality.

Hold up a mirror.


The Odyssey – Homer

The Odyssey

The warless veteran,

pawn of the Gods, fights across

a vast chaos sea.


The Translation by Fagles

New lines have cast and

reeled in his songs and his world.

Now he sings for me.