Alexander and Hephaistion, by Andrea Camassei (credit: wikimedia commons)
with burnished hair curling
like a great feline’s mane.
needless of shield
hefting a bloodied sword
in his right hand.
Yet, when Alexander
it was Hephaistion’s shoulder
he leaned upon.
11 thoughts on “Only Mortal”
..and when Hephaistion died Alexander ordered the horses’ tails cut as a mark of respect for his mate. Your writing here is sensitive and poignant. well done!
I forgot about that detail! Glad you liked the poem. I find Alexander and his relationship with Hephaistion continually fascinating. =)
Well written, and an interesting view. Often, greatness recognized in an individual is in truth a collective effort. Succinct and well composed, thank you for this.
Thank you! I’m glad it conveyed an intriguing message to you. =)
Heya Red! I have enjoyed reading your work, so I nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog” award! I have no idea how it all works really, but there is a post on my blog about it. =) Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the nomination. ❤
Love, love the ending!
You’re welcome always!