Movie Still of Talos from Jason and the Argonauts‘Staving off Omega’ by Dylan Price The Society June 22, 2019 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 5 Comments The ambit is the noblest cause, A last vestige of Apollo’s love, A pursuit freed from any flaws, As peace aloft borne by a dove. In all we have is finitude, So best that we attempt To bask in lyrical pulchritude Of joy and gaiety sans contempt. Our candle wick’s morosely fleeing, But in maligned dim light we know it’s Great Talos, the noble bastion being: The Society of Classical Poets. Dylan Price is currently an economist living in London. His non-economic previous publications are a mix of polemics, essays, and a recently released chapbook of Autumn themed classical poetry. His publications are currently available on Amazon. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 5 Responses Clifton Anderson Anderson June 22, 2019 Far be it from me to want to tangle with a Welshman, but good Jesus, man, in the second stanza your end rhymes (ABAB) are -tude/-tempt/-tude/-tempt, which strikes me as inept. And the meter is sketchy. Reply Dylan Price June 23, 2019 Thanks Clifton. Sometimes message comes before meter, as prosody is guiding rather than prescribing. Reply C.B. Anderson June 24, 2019 If you noticed, Dylan, my comment was more about the rhyme than the meter. But I would say that in those times when message comes before meter, then you should write that message in prose. Dylan Price June 25, 2019 I did not mention the rhyming critique as your comment smacked of pretension, to wit, the rhymes chosen were intentional for their visual starkness which is an allusion to the masculinity and stern, brazen aspect of Talos. His inflexible nature when admonishing interlocuters and attacking invaders, whilst doing it out of duty and care for Crete, not hatred per se. The meter comment, like I remarked was fair, as per your personal inclination. However, prose lacks the beauty and romance of poetry, therefore seemed the inferior instrument when commenting on the indispensable nature of this charming site. Hope this colour helps somewhat. Reply Evan Mantyk June 22, 2019 Dear Mr. Price, thank you for poem. The meter may not be perfect but I found the message uplifting and allusions perfect. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.