Year 7 have been studying the Odyssey in English this term. Some excellent work has been produced by many students. The poem below was written by Talia in Year 7 who has been doing some further reading around the Trojan War. Well done Talia.
The Muse of Homer, Hesiod, and Ovid.
How many times people have commanded you to Sing, speak, dance.
How many times your children have been stolen And given to your sister Thalia.
How long did you wait, before you gave in?
How many offerings did they have to give you?
You don’t deserve this, great Muse.
I’m sure you showed them Images of Troy
Of all the women hurt by the war,
For you are a woman too.
I’m sure you were exasperated
When in turn, they turned them down.
“No one will listen to a poem about girl” and “Women are weak”.
They were insulting you, Calliope,
But you could make them pay.
You could take away the poetry,
The help, or the inspiration.
You are powerful, the Chief Muse.
You, daughter of Zeus, can be great.
You, daughter of Memory, are great.
You are powerful.
And now, you can bring power to the girls.
The girls that time forgot.
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