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Calypso the Deceiver

Updated on September 13, 2017
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Poetry is the food of the soul. It's my greatest contribution to the world and an area I can always grow.

Calypso the deceiver

Child of two Titans

Jailer of Odysseus

Your songs only meant to enchant

Mortal men and their cohorts

Your undulating dance

Nothing more than hypnotism


To satiate your immortal lust

Taking a man against his will

Making every effort

To erase your prisoners memory

Of his beautiful wife


That lovely mortal woman

Holding the space

You wished could be yours

Alas, it is not your destiny

For his story

Still holds many chapters and verses

Yet none tell of you

Calypso the seductress

Stealing the hearts of men

Diverting them from their goals

None which can happen

While under your spell

On Ogygia

Your land of confinement

Far from Ithaca

Perhaps your wishes may have flourished

If not for mighty Zeus

And the Goddess Athena

Be gone

Oh sweet Calypso


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  • RJ Schwartz profile image

    Ralph Schwartz 2 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    It's actually based on the mythical story and not the painting

  • Nadine May profile image

    Nadine May 2 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    Interesting to make up a poem from a painting - Calypso the deceiver

  • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

    Gypsy Rose Lee 2 months ago from Riga, Latvia

    Enjoyed your tale of Calypso.