RALPH MONDAY : Eve's Two Choices
contents (SUE LITTLETON] : poetryrepairs.com V13.02 #185
SUE LITTLETON : THE UNLUCKIEST DAY OF THE WEEK
POETRYREPAIRS v13.12:134
contemporary international poetry - for your reading pleasure,
poetry from new and established poets and essays on writing


All the fine arts are species of poetry--Samuel Taylor Coleridge

for mature audience over 18 BACK
Eve's Two Choices poetryrepairs.com V13.02 #185 THE UNLUCKIEST DAY OF THE WEEK  
POETRY requires a mature audience ENTER only if you are 18+ under 18? klik here

RALPH MONDAY
Eve's Two Choices
Were to be repressed and colonized, by a freaked out god daddy walking in the cool of the garden looking to catch the slick slithery Who Had screwed up His Plan (if He really had one; hard to remember) Or Ban that freaking apple, leave it for Cinderella. However, the snake was a slick talking dude, articulate as a used car salesman, bonzo for a blond bimbo So She took a nibble of that tender terrene and man the visions that hit her like the sales on a blue light special— red lipstick, makeup, lingerie— Dancing and prancing with other boys than the schmuck she was stuck with, Gloria Steinem as a fairy godmother, our cute little Eve pocketed that polluted pear And Thought screw two choices— I'll make three.
POETRYREPAIRS 13.12:134
link to poetryrepairs
I have many things to write unto you but   I will not write with pen and ink
--JOHN the theologian

FIND home

Eve's Two Choices poetryrepairs.com V13.02 #185 THE UNLUCKIEST DAY OF THE WEEK  
POETRY requires a mature audience ENTER only if you are 18+ under 18? klik here

contents (SUE LITTLETON]
poetryrepairs.com V13.02 #185
013
A note to the reader
Editor's Note
014
THE UNLUCKIEST DAY OF THE WEEK
BYZANTIUM-CONSTANTINOPLE-ISTANBUL
A PLACE TO STAY
015
THE HOTEL POEM
"LOOKING AT ISTANBUL"
THE TAXIS OF ISTANBUL
016
FROM THE CRUSADERS' FORT
TO MODERN THERMAL
DAWN OVER THE SEA OF MARMARA
017
RAMADAN
THE MEDUSAS
THE CATS OF TOPKAPI PALACE
018
THE SCARF SELLER
THE STREETS OF ISTANBUL
DUSK IN ISTANBUL
019
THE THEODOSIAN WALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE
OF MOSQUES AND MINARETS
THE TILES OF THE HAGIA SOFIA
020
SULEIMAN THE MAGNIFICENT
GOLDEN AGE OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
SULEIMAN AND ROXELANA
021
ROXELANA'S UNFORTUNATE LEGACY
THE OTTOMAN SULTANS AFTER SULIEMAN
CHRISTIAN CHURCH OR MOSLEM MOSQUE?
022
THE BLUE MOSQUE
THE CLOCKS
THE JUDGMENT CHAMBER
023
ET TU, BRUTE?
THE CROWS OF THE SULTAN'S PALACE
TOWER OF GALETA
024
THE SULTAN'S FAVORITE FLOWER
THE JANISSARIES
THE ASSYRIAN LIONS

POETRYREPAIRS 13.12: 134
Poetry endangers the established order  of the soul - Plato

guidelines INDEX
poetryrepairs.com V13.02 #185 THE UNLUCKIEST DAY OF THE WEEK  
POETRY requires a mature audience ENTER only if you are 18+ under 18? klik here

SUE LITTLETON
THE UNLUCKIEST DAY OF THE WEEK
Should you visit Istanbul, as you pass through the imposing doors of the Hagia Sophia, now neither Christian church nor Moslem mosque, pause, and reflect. Here were spent the final, dreadful hours of the Christian citizens of Constantinople; here they fled for sanctuary for the second and last time before the invaders' scimitars. here the blood once again washed the stone floors and the screams of slaughtered women and children echoed in the vast dome. Would the Ottoman Empire have succeeded in its conquest if the Crusaders had not broken the back of Christian Constantinople two hundred years before? Five and a half centuries later Tuesday is still the unluckiest day of the week in Greece, for it was Tuesday, May 29, 1453, that Sultan Mehmet II knelt, poured a handful of dust over his head, and then, rising to his feet, entered St. Sophia to declare that henceforth this hallowed Christian church was sacred to Allah, to no God but God and Mohammed was His prophet. Thus Santa Sophia became a mosque until the 20th century, thus the Turkish flag depicts a waning moon, to remind all that the moon was in its last quarter when Constantinople fell. Observe those massive, ancient ramparts that lurch brokenly around the borders of the original city – the Theodosian Walls, built in 413 AD, their ruins a tragic testimonial to the catastrophic end of a history no one seems to quite recall.
POETRYREPAIRS 13.12: 134
RALPH MONDAY : Paranoia
contents (SUE LITTLETON] : poetryrepairs.com V13.02 #185
SUE LITTLETON : THE UNLUCKIEST DAY OF THE WEEK
free counters

Not a state organ: POETRYREPAIRS accepts no monies from federal, state, or local governments. We relie on readers like you.
Please contribute to maintain POETRYREPAIRS online. DONATE



submit [sitename]@gmail.com