I can not gather why you still come here
These rendezvous are patently hapless
Your appearing as arbitrary and shallow
As arrows in apples
We both know you don’t visit
On the poetry or the flattery
Why then, the shadow meandering?
Is the fear of slander
The reason for your gandering?
Be not distraught
Though it may sound bizarre
I wouldn’t be caught dead calling you
What you are
The only revenge worth having
Is the happiness I’ve lapped
In your absence
So I won’t be bending my spine
To opine to your crimes
This is a library not a trial
I convene with kings not squires
I fight wars not fires
(Started in the pants of liars)
You are but a smolder
Somewhere over my shoulder
The salt in the wound
That has long since subsided
My grenades are metaphors
My switchblade is a serenade
I would not waste my weapons
On little boys and their charades
So there’s no use contemplating
No need for shields, no
When you can’t afford a mortgage
Much less a battle field
a. duncan, 2020
Coriolanus (kɒriəˈleɪnəs) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1605 and 1608. The play is based on the life of the legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus. The tragedy is one of the last two tragedies written by Shakespeare, along with Antony and Cleopatra.
Coriolanus is the name given to a Roman general after his military success against various uprisings challenging the government of Rome. Following this success, Coriolanus becomes active in politics. His temperament is unsuited for popular leadership and he is quickly deposed, whereupon he aligns himself to set matters straight according to his own will. The alliances he forges along the way result in his ultimate downfall.
The Coriolan Overture (German: Coriolan-Ouvertüre or Ouvertüre zu Coriolan), Op. 62, is a composition written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1807 for Heinrich Joseph von Collin’s 1804 tragedy Coriolan.
The structure and themes of the overture follow the play very generally. The main C minor theme represents Coriolanus’ resolve and war-like tendencies (he is about to invade Rome), while the more tender E-flat major theme represents the pleadings of his mother to desist.
Coriolanus eventually gives in to tenderness, but since he cannot turn back having led an army of his former enemies to Rome’s gates, he kills himself. (This differs from the better-known play Coriolanus by William Shakespeare, in which he is murdered.)