Guest post Poetry

Lethe – Guest Post By Kevin Morris

February 12, 2017

Truth hides

Away

In the day

And slides

Out in dreams

When all seems

Real.

 

Dreams reveal

Our fears, often in a jumble,

A veritable Tumble

Of confused

Images and thought.

 

The truth may momentarily be caught

For the dreamer to see,

But frequently wriggles free

As he awakes

And his desire for forgetfulness slakes

In Lethe.

 

 

Lether means oblivion In ancient greek and was one of the 5 rivers in Hades (the Greek underworld). When the dead drank from the waters of Lethe they would forget their former lives. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethe.

(This poem first appeared on newauthoronline.com).

 

 

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