From the moment I roll up
My eyes as a new day dawns
Waking from idyllic dreams
Of Golden days, Hesiod’ s Works and Days
Pop up on the slate of modern days . . .
“Which Age are we in?” I ask myself
As the radio gives the latest number of victims
From Ebola or of those massacred and slaughtered
On the Holy lands, distraught by wars
And cruelties between brothers of the same blood . . .
I log onto the Social media and find the latest born
In the family or counting the candles, celebrating
Upon the first steps of colleagues’ children
This, certainly, is not those of the eternally young
Of the Golden Race, gloriously radiant and strong
Neither the ones of The Silver race
As I watch the 3-yr olds line up at museums’ workshops
Or sending text messages with their ‘Tom-thumb’ digits
Latest news get us alarmed and I tell myself
“This is certainly not the Bronze Age!”
A new ad got my attention
We will shift to GMO’s latest cornmeal
Bread soon for breakfast
Or is there a number of Heroes
Who are just and compassionate enough
Standing up for “Vote For Change” yet? . . .
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Our times are times that are constantly changing, completely revolutionized by technology and the Internet, more or less demanding and challenging us to look closely into our thinking processes and beliefs, as well as our visions and the way we see and interact in with our daily world. Myths and stories are great mirrors where we can and have the opportunity to play the different roles and adapt our views and understanding of cycles of man’s evolution.
IMAGE: “Hesiod and the Muse” by Gustave Moreau (1891).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brinda Buljore‘s main interest is in the arts, and she has an absolute passion for colours and words, with a special reverence and love for haiku and tanka, regularly contributing to various Facebook pages. Her interest in myths & stories started when she was a Kathak dancer at the beginning of secondary school, relating stories from Indian mythology and famous religious epics. She studied myths and fairytales at The C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, and has since studied works of Joseph Campbell, James Hollis, and Clarissa Pinkola-Estes.