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“Our Karma: To Ignore Homer”


Photograph of burnt grass on dirt

Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.


Achilles’ wrath …
such the will of Jove!

(The Iliad, trans. Alexander Pope)


Achilles’ rage …
as Zeus’ will was done.

(The Iliad, trans. Stanley Lombardo)


Everything the Tao,
the Karmic Plan,
the Will of God.

We have no free will
– this Homer Knew,
but we are Willed
to not.

“Thy will be done”
– when?
as if not now,
and always.

Why not
“Thy Will is always being done”
– can only be done.

Why have we ignored Homer?
We are Meant to.