The Mythical Trickster


I can’t believe it! I was offered the celebrate poet of April award .I’m really happy to get 18 votes in this event which means that 17 people appreciate my poetry ( excluding my own vote) . Thank you Jingle for putting great efforts to bring about such an exciting event, and I’d like to thank all my friends and especially those who voted for me .
http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/the-celebrate-poet-of-april-award-announcement-and-more/

An absurd  hero of  Greek myth,

the ruthless king of Corinth.

He was deceitful and vicious

Crafty ,Brutal and avaricious.

He enjoyed killing his guests

opponents and travellers.

He even   molested his niece

to satisfy his  queer caprice.


Imprisoned in an underworld  closet

after he revealed Zeus’ secrets.

He seized Thanatos a hostage

and  thus  incurred the Gods’ rage .

So, they punished him for his trickery

and condemned him to roll a boulder

up a steep hill   throughout  eternity.

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Guess who is this mythological figure?

A Poker Game


I’m delighted to win the perfect poet award week 19.

I’d like to thank

sweet jingle for hosting and managing the Thursday poets’ rally http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/

and    suzicate for nominating me to win this award .

Puffs  of  smoke rise

to a  cracked ceiling

where  a  bunch of  flies

buzz around a  lamp

dangling over seven guys

Seated at a round  table

Sweltering , sweating

Sipping a glass of  wine

eyes riveted on five  cards

Nervous but poker –faced.

Bets are instantly made,

no folding is signalled,

Time for the showdown.

Heartbeats race ,Adrenaline pump

a royal flush is revealed.

Thuds , Curses and swearing

Drown out  the winner’s cheering.

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I nominate Emmanuel for the perfect poet award week 20

The Awards of Jingle do Twinkle.


My blog has started to twinkle

thanks to the awards of jingle.

she is a true friend , so rare

a talented poet beyond compare

she  likes  to share

and her time to spare

to make poetry  shine

and our blogs  glare.

Thanks Jingle for these lovely awards, you’re really an exceptional friend.

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/follow-jingle-to-make-your-blog-twinkle-awards/



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