Thursday, 12 April 2018

Napowrimo 2018 / Day 12 - Colossus

Napowrimo 2018 / Day 12

Prompt - Write a Halibun.


A statue of titanic proportions. Possibly straddling the harbour at Rhodes.  Sculpted and erected by Chares of Lindos. A wonder of the Ancient World. Standing 70 cubits high.  Reduced to rubble by earthquake in 226 BC.  Never rebuilt the Delphic oracle decreed the statue offended Helios 

Rhodian deer now

stand. A buck a doe, flank 

the harbour, elegant. 

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