No-one‘s songs. Odyscenes
To read: the Odyssey! To listen, closely: to all the voices
behind. Behind what is written and what has been told.
Voices besides. Voices above and below. Listen to them.
Who wants to tell their own story, again and again:
Penelope, Eurykleia, Kalypso, Telemach, Eumaios.
Ships sneak along coasts, one Polyphem is counting sheep,
and one Nobody gets away with it. One Phoenician woman
contemplates her revenge and perishes in the attempt, but
one child is kidnapped. And what are sirens’ dreams?
A cycle of poems,
and prose scenes
based on the
Penelope. 1 and
Poetry, edited by
© Patricia Falkenburg 2022
Viewing the sea.
Every day after day and each.
My eyes hold an ocean.