Sans mythe, il n’est pas un homme

1 min read

Regale me with tales

of woe and glory,

of heroes at resplendent

feasts and maidens

kidnapped by Zeus-as-beast.

Leave out the unpleasant parts,

and avoid witches and dark arts.

In fact, just talk about the people.

None of the nonsense that couldn’t

possibly have happened.

…whatever do you mean

‘there’s nothing to tell?’

Surely Cadmus–surely Odin–surely Krsna

surely any of them could be discussed

without their fictitious acts!

I suppose you’re right.

Without Myth, there is no Man.

Editor’s Note: This is from Ian’s excellent Bilge Pump of a Turgid Mind.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Previous Story

Science Points To God

Next Story

Video: Empirical Argument For Intelligent Design

Latest from Literature