That was really good! You are really good at writeing poems........*pout* It's not fair...........O WELL!
Author's Response: Thank you! You might be surprised to know that I can't write poems worth two cents that are non-ME related. . . They say you need to write about what you know. . . NZrn
Coolness! I can just see Homer/other old guy sitting down to pen the Odyssey, and instead coming up with this!
Author's Response: It was Homer, but I can't quite imagine him penning it. Oh well, I just like spoofing old stories, I guess. NZ
According to Wikipedia (ultimate authority in the digital age ;> ,*laugh*) a rhapsody is:
"Epic poem, or part of one, that is suitable for recitation at one time, such as a book of Homer's Odyssey. A performer of epic poetry in Ancient Greece was known as a rhapsode." My favorite bit is that it means something like "sewn song" or "patched song" -- like a quilting reference.
Author's Response: Thanks for clarifying. . . I think I might keep the incorrect label, as it just sounds cool
*Swoons* What a perfect combination of sources. Nicely done! I'd call that the introduction to the Odyssey, though, rather than a rhapsody -- rhapsodies were put-together selections of the Odyssey at dramatic readings.
Author's Response: Well, you may be right. I've been under the impression that the rhapsody was the beginning 18 or so lines that introduce the story and summarizes the intent. . . I wonder who is correct