EDENBRAY in EXILE – 15 – titan

‘Edenbray in Exile’

A Retrospective Anthology of Poetry, Articles and Essays

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This modem paste book

This pile of scrap, hinges and empty donut boxes

A grey line forbidding none can enter

Bloody-red cavalry with drawn sword

And the early dawn which washes gold

The enemies of our state like perfect spies

Stained, tattooed and burned, bowed, blood-let


The trampled and stubborn do not walk away

And the grey morning corn rustles strangely

While birds with men hidden

Show only their blackened eyes

Round with rage, fear and blind beauty a’top

O’ Dante’s infernal blood-ruddy nightmare

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#Authors Note ~ A Titan normally steps out of the pages of Greek mythology ~ here, less so. The Titans were the children of the primordial deities Uranus (heaven) and Gaea (earth) and yet this short collection of 12/13 lines – Is it symbolic? – as there were 12 children born to the happy couple including ~ Oceanus, Tethys, Hyperion, Theia, Coeus, Phoebe, Cronus, Rhea, Mnemosyne, Themis, Crius and Iapetus.

This piece I wrote in 2013 hovers around service, loyalty, a national pride. – Faithfulness, virtue, reward, honour, the military. – It rails on dishonour, spies and the like – and then speaks of Dante’s (thats hell’s) infernal, blood-ruddy nightmare – never were concepts so true within not just our own but many nations right now while this secret agent de provocateur – the CV-19 pandemic screams murder & terror from within – an almost silent, invisible perfect spy and the deadliest unknown foe. 

In view of our need for individual Titans right now! – within ‘our’ society, government, the NHS – I really can’t see what reasons I could have for including ‘Titan’ in this my 2nd Retrospective ~ ‘Edenbray in Exile’. Please leave me a like even if you just understand.                                                              edenbraytoday 

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Corvidae is a cosmopolitan family of birds that contains the crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, tree creepers, choughs, and nutcrackers. They  are known as the crow family, or, more technically, corvids.


About edenbray

I am a writer ... a beat poet who began writing poetry way back in 1966 ... 'edenbray is born ugly, wet, covered in blood, mucous & bodily functions, the effluence of my short life' ... I recently published my 1st solo Anthology - the best of 60 years writing - previously I ran my own Art Supplies Store for 40 yrs before I became a full-time writer I am a Blogger who has posted 1,000 poems - available in 24 themed booklets ... please ask for details + leave a 'like' or a comment for my encouragement, thank you so much for listening - I truly value your opinion on my work ~ in fact I literally survive on your creative input ~ edenbray
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