Insomnia, Homer, taut sails, by Osip Mandelshtam

ballō: two poems of Reginald Gibbons

Because of Aphrodite   ~ from Liddell-Scott-Jones, βάλλω (ballō)   The force with which something can be thrown, the release, the sweep of arm and wrist—a javelin in games, a heavy spear in combat, or battering blows of winds, and these gusts, too: rain, desire, wildfire’s roaring, fear, and fast-falling stone- cold night in lands of bone- hard darkness and screaming storm blasts that freeze the blood.   But in… Read more

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