The Flirt

Can he impress with Beowulf
And C.S. Lewis, fairy tales?
Her glasses, large, close-matches his —
But does that mean there’s balanced scales?

He bravely tells the tale of troops
That Beowulf must bravely bring —
In lines alliterated long
Ago by bards who’d bravely sing.

Perhaps she has the interest
In myth; perhaps it’s really him,
And she will happily pretend
Until it, too, becomes her hymn.

Originally published at http://troycamplinpoetry.blogspot.com.



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Troy Camplin

Troy Camplin


I am the author of “Diaphysics” and the novel “Hear the Screams of the Butterfly.” I am a consultant, poet, playwright, novelist, and interdisciplinary scholar.