Staying with Roman tales for now.

Today’s prompt starts with Agamemnon”  Which ties into Cassandra. They actually died together – she was his captive (or ‘spoil of war’ from the victory of the Trojan War).

There are many tales about Agamemnon to draw on – his father killing his twin, his voyages and battles, sacrificing his own daughter just to defeat Achilles – I’m sure something will speak to you. Wikipedia states “His name in Greek, Ἀγαμέμνων, means “very steadfast”, “unbowed”. The word comes from *Ἀγαμέδμων from ἄγαν, “very much” and μέδομαι, “think on”.

This is the first Sunday in June – which makes this National Cancer Survivor Day. So if you want to use that as a prompt instead, you can.

At age 15 my son was diagnosed with bone cancer and now is a cancer survivor – one of my poems today will celebrate that fact.


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Photo credit: from Wikipedia – Achilles’ surrender of Briseis to Agamemnon, from the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii, fresco, 1st century AD, now in the Naples National Archaeological Museum