Transverse threads; two women poets and Homer

The weft of  Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad is contained in and revealed through the chorus voiced by the twelve maids  hung by Telemachus (on Odysseus' orders) just after the men returned from their manly adventures. Margaret Atwood runs the chorus line throughout her Penelopiad, the executed maids sing their songs at ten intervals in the book. I was [...]

Two Cradle songs.

 from : Deep Song and Other Prose, Federico Garcia Lorca Little white bug who comes at the wrong time, at home is the father of the crying child. Little black bug with snowy wings at home is the father of the child who sings. from : The adulteress song that is sung in Alba de [...]