Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Susan Hawthorne #146 potnia

what names they are in early Greek
Linear B and Mycenaean

listen to the names
Athanai Potnia  Lady Athena

Laburinthoio Potnia
Mistress of the Labyrinth

these ancients had poetry
in the rhythm of their names

they are the women of the chthon
earth women chthonic and so old

finding them in later Greek is hard
they have been tamed and turned

into yes women losing their
ancient dignity and chutzpah


  1. love the way your spelling out the pronunciation slows the text down to create a different thought space. n what about dem Minoan gals? now THEY had chutzpah


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