The Sphinx

Happy Birthday, Jared Carter.

Isn’t the mythological Sphinx a woman? That’s what I thought, anyway. In Jared Carter’s poem by the same name, the Sphinx is an “it” — so it can’t be the pharoah Sphinx either, but whatever it is — here’s an excerpt from the poem:

The Sphinx

It lives on, and with each new day, asks
the old questions, of strangers passing by,
or even of itself. Often I have heard it
calling across the wastes, like a hot wind

Here is a link to Jared Carter’s blog, Rushing the Growler, where you can read more of his works.

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1 Response

  1. Jared Carter says:

    Dear Reely,

    Thank you so much for noticing my birthday, for commenting on my poem, and for providing a link to that poem and to my web site. I appreciate it. Too many bloggers appropriate web-based poems without providing links back to the originals. In contrast, you’ve set a fine example of online acknowledgment and old-fashioned courtesy.

    Jared Carter

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