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Like meteors that flare up & fade out in the middle of the night

Memories of encounters with Aphrodite suddenly ignite

And then return almost as quickly to the darkness above

You can forget some things easily, but not the Goddess of Love


Once she's touched you, she keeps you in the palm of her hand

--Isn't living with Love in our lives part of an eternal plan?

Aren't we all nice, & a bunch of darling deserving cuties?

When loving, isn't half the human race handsome & the other half raving beauties?


No one can escape her sweet influence and nobody wants to be free

And I thank my lucky stars for some months it was partly me

She touched and told her magic message to, from the ancient past

Leaving me with traces in my mind of occasions that passed so fast


That I still don't know what hit me--& so I gaze up to the dark night sky

Seeking Aphie among the stars, looking for her next fly-by.


'Aphrodite's Chatroom' is a work-in-progress.  It's a multi-media tribute by a   Contemporary US Poet
to the enduring spirit of Goddess Aphrodite--ancient & modern.

Other pages of this site include selected song lyrics already written, or in progress, for a full-scale Musical--a Rock Opera, perhaps.
Pages of completed lyrics--both already posted at various private URLs & unposted as yet--will eventually be linked to this page.

This postscript to a work still in progress is conceived of as a Playbill Insert

'Memories of Aphrodite: A Sonnet'  © 2004 by Michael Benedikt

'The Compleat Michael Benedikt:  Poet Laureate of the Net
Info. on Author at About.com


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