Ovid 19

Now what would Ovid, poet, say –
with suchlike metamorphoses,
a change throughout our custom life,
shaped global screening, viral spread?
Far flung, the seeds of influence,
in literature, all media,
as urban myth that grows in tracts,
our inspiration under threat?
Mark Hero’s features, myth nineteen,
as Byron, swam the Hellespont,
the strait between two airwave seas,
a channel, victim Covid’s strain,
breast stroke of love with gasps for breath?

Published by Literary Yard, 14th April 2020


Published by Love-Wrexham, Issue 11, May 2020


Published by Stephen Kingsnorth

My name is Stephen Kingsnorth. I am 68 and retired from ministry in the Methodist Church, living in north Wales. To retain appearance on my blog https://poetrykingsnorth.wordpress.com/ a piece must be accepted by a publisher and/or ‘liked’ by a reader. I have had some 130 pieces accepted for publication by Nine Muses Poetry, Voices Poetry, Eunoia Review, Runcible Spoon, Ink Sweat and Tears, The Poetry Village, Amethyst Review, Softblow Literary Journal, From the Edge, Soul-Lit, Sparks of Calliope, Academy of the Heart and Mind, Allegro, Ekphrastic Review, The Recusant, Militant Thistles, Visual Verse, Another North, Literary Yard, Poetry Potion, Former People Journal, Poetry Space, Clavmag, Twisted Vine Literary Journal, Indolent Books, The Writers' Café, A New Ulster, Love-Wrexham Magazine, Lighten Up Online, Young Ravens Literary Review, Here Comes Everyone Magazine; and Gold Dust, The Seventh Quarry, The Dawntreader, Foxtrot Uniform Poetry Magazines, Vita Brevis Anthology 'Pain and Renewal' and Fly on the Wall Press 'Identity'.

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