In response to Andy Townend’s Poetry 101 Rehab.

Ulysses fares abroad

adventuring

Penelope waits at home

for him

With the quiet heroism

of women

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Posted by Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

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  1. I wonder how many women wait patiently. She at least kept her hands busy while he was gone. 🙂

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    1. Well, it’s a myth, and we can construct or deconstruct any kind of myth we like… In a good way.

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  2. I like the way that you focus on Penélope. You might like my own cynical take on the story https://oudeis2005.wordpress.com/2015/12/30/epic/

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    1. Haha, I enjoy your debunking of the Odysseus myth very much! It’s good to give voice to the silenced, whether women or children. It’s not just the “hero”.

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  3. Your perspective of The Odyssey is refreshing!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! I’m glad that you like 🙂

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