What remains of love when we know we can destroy ourselves
imagine so: the tale of maiden brides
always ends in thorns and thrones;
silks of white and crimson heels,
a silver circlet, a golden dance.
more than death itself can kill the bride:
lovely, the game of serpents has no rules,
no bounds & no conquests;
we are forever the places we go.
in time, your hair is seedlings of the broken,
your feet the footprints of the lost,
and not even longingness can return
a beloved from the gates of perpetuity.
we are forever the places we will look to,
and we are forever the things we will find.
Keira Knightley as Athena.
Goddess of intelligence and skill, warfare, battle strategy, handicrafts, and wisdom. According to most traditions, she was born from Zeus’s head fully formed and armored. She was depicted crowned with a crested helm, armed with shield and a spear, and wearing the aegis over a long dress. Poets describe her as “grey-eyed” or having especially bright, keen eyes. She was a special patron of heroes such as Odysseus. She was also the patron of the city Athens (which was named after her) Her symbol is the olive tree. She is commonly shown accompanied by her sacred animal, the owl.