Aeschylus

I’ve always loved poetry. The affair started with the simple sing-song verses of childhood. Loved them. They just seemed to make me feel good.

“Buttercups and daisies –
Oh the pretty flowers,
Coming ere the springtime
To tell of sunny hours.
While the trees are leafless,
While the fields are bare,
Buttercups and daisies
Spring up here and there.”

by Mary Howitt (circa 1837)

However, as I started to grow, I was almost automatically drawn to deeper, darker & sometimes tragic poetry, plays or writings. Those types of writings/poems always seemed to show up as the voice I didn’t possess in difficult times. They were proof that someone else on the planet understood what I could not say. I was not alone.

After Robert Kennedy’s death, I was introduced to Aeschylus, a greek playwright, by a news reporter who mentioned that he had become one of Bobby’s favorites following his brother’s death. I have loved this quote from his play, Agamemnon since then.


I was reminded of this quote today during a conference call. I just love it.

16 thoughts on “Aeschylus

    • Doesn’t it? I her words in my elementary school library years and years ago. I love this one and of course, The Spider and the Fly:

      “Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
      ‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;

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  1. Oh Rita I have so missed you here! Today I felt compelled to check if you were back and once again Your words have touched me so deeply because for me right now You are my voice You are the one who “gets”me and wether it’s reading your thoughts or the poems my heart soars and heals just a little bit more …. Thank You xxx

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    • Oh sweet girl, thank you. I haven’t forgotten you. Just been really busy trying to tie up the work life stuff and redesign my site. I’m not done yet though. The name will not change, but it will change still a bit. I’ll keep you posted.

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      • As you should! You are a necessary part of this world and you’ve no reason to ever feel less than.

        Like I told you, I’m making this a private/invitation only site to keep it safe for those who don’t wish to deal with the wacko’s who spend time judging or hating others. So, when you see a landing page pop up – just click to request an invite.

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  2. Oh my gosh yayyyy Good Morning Rita I have a big goofy grin as i post this as i have finally figured out what i am doing since i had your invite notification earlier. Thank you again and always . Not sure what the time difference is but have a wonderful day and I cannot wait to continue reading xxx

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    • It’s morning now here! I’m glad you figured it out. Moving the blog creates a big mess on the site that I have to clean up still. So, it’s messy in areas.

      I’m going to take today to clean it up and while I do, I’m going to change some settings. You should still be able to see what’s clean now that you are connected through WordPress.

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