sovay: (Lord Peter Wimsey: passion)
sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2017-08-01 05:30 pm

On the banks of the Euphrates, I am under your spell

My poem "On the Day When Dumuzi Comes Up" is now online at Mythic Delirium.

It was written almost exactly a year ago, at least by the Jewish calendar: it's the ninth of Av again. There are extensive notes at the magazine (including translation from Ištar's Descent to the Underworld), so I'll just say here that the poem is dedicated to Torger Vedeler, who taught me to read Akkadian in the first place. It is a summer poem and I am glad it has seen print in season.

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