Aeon Woodford has written a series of odes, each as wonderful as its predecessor. I'll feature them over several days.
The ode is one of the classic forms of poetry. To learn more about the ode as a form ( and be linked to several great examples), visit the Poetry Foundation, who provide terrific glossary information on poems and poetry.
Ode: to Jupiter
By Aeon Woodford
Sanguine Bringer of Jollity, King of gods,
Jupiter, thou deity beyond all praising!
So, toward Olympus we’d transcend the sod
That on thy visage we’d then be gazing.
Cascading pastel ribbons like colored glass,
Translucent veils concealing and revealing—
Joined with waltzing strings and urban brass—
Assure us in the presence we’ll be kneeling.
Up the winding stairs we climb to chance
To meet the one who brings the Jollity.
A festive dais where we may drink and dance
And join the ruler of all polity.
Then Danae, Leda, and others who met him we recall—
And unobtrusively we tip-toe from the hall.
Poems and stories (2000w or less) can be submitted at the drop boxes on LEA 4, or by emailing them to caledoniaskytower at g mail (dot) com. And YES, feel free to illustrate your submissions!