Friday, March 26, 2004


"As vividly described 2,500 years ago in Homer's epic poems of the battle of Troy and the struggle of one warrior to return home, The Iliad and The Odyssey, war is the product of powerful, ambitious, often insecure men who have difficulty separating their personal motivations from those of the state..."

Thus begins the foreword to these epics for our time, from The Rage of George through Ichor of the Gods to Denouement, translated from the original English by Victor Littlebear.

Over breakfast, Sly Ashcroft, who taps into
George's mind much as he does his phone,
Lays down his counsel to this Prince, this
Leader risen through his family's honor to
Take his place in hallowed history,
And wield the presidential scepter.

With a tip of the shield to Ken Rodgers...

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