29 May 2013
Nurse :: Muse
flip my pillow over baby and let me feel your shading tree cradle my brain- pan with one hand while the other one does the deed rip the bandage from my body change the damage sop up the dream so distract me with your singing that you don’t ring a tear from me grip my ankles with your let-down hair and phantom some quickening there remember feathered Hermes was fashioned in the shadows of a cripple’s dancing fire ______________________________________________________________________ Hephaestus was the Greek god of craftsmen, fire, and volcanoes. His Roman counterpart was Vulcan. In addition to making the armour of Achilles, the girdle of Aphrodite, the chariot of Helios, and the bow and arrows of Eros, he also fashioned the winged sandals (talaria) and helmet (petasos) of Hermes (Mercury). He says of himself in the Odyssey, Book VIII: “I was crippled from birth” (ἐγώ γε ἠπεδανὸς γενόμην).