Author: Thorn's-girl PM
they offered me the world and i took it in its wealth [myth]Rated: Fiction K - English - Words: 143 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 06-19-06 - id: 2195952
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Out of kindness came my crime
Out of childish dreams my curse
They offered me the world and I took it in its wealth
Wealth to wealth, gold to gold
So that all I touched would blaze in my glory
All I touched would die in a molten cast.
Forced my name through golden lips
Fell into a golden sleep and left me to a silent – golden – hall.
And I drank gold
I ate gold
I broke my teeth on gold and fled in golden sandals to the river
And when I tried to drown the water grew hard and cold
Hard and cold
Hard and gold.
Dionysus hide my shame
Dionysus curse my name
but undo what I have done.