Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cruel Odysseus

They say confession is good for the soul, but I love the twist on that in Debra Bruce's poem "You Said You Needed to Confess," just up today in the new poetry feature at Escape Into Life.

Peachy beachy oceany art there and here by Nadirah Zakariya, and you'll want to click on her EIL feature, too, to see some scary red high heels and an electrical cord. Sort of Wizard of Oz meets Blue Velvet.

I also love the twist in Bruce's poem "What It Leads To," a girl falling in love with books (!), thanks to that "shipwrecked Odysseus." Wikipedia reminds us that the hero Odysseus/Ulysses was also known as "cruel Odysseus," twisting back up to Bruce's twist on confession.

Anyhoo, have fun on this hump of the week, still gray around here, but warmer and not at this moment raining.


Maureen said...

Thank you for the intro to Debra Bruce. I enjoyed her poems a lot.

Kathleen said...

Glad to hear that, Maureen!

Molly said...

Myself, I've always thought Odysseus could've gotten home quicker if he'd made it a priority ;)

The Beans said...

What Molly said, ha ha. XD

-Barb the French Bean